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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185757
Last updated: 16 April 2019
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Date:19-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF
Owner/operator:255 Squadron Royal Air Force (255 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7931
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF High Ercall, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF High Ercall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An incident on 19 May exposed a design flaw in the Beaufighter Mk.VI's undercarriage. X7931 "bumped" on take-off, just at the point when the hydraulic rams were down but the selector lever was in the 'up' position. This caused a lock-up of the whole mechanism, preventing the undercarriage from being either raised or lowered. Neither aircrew suffered injury in the inevitable crash-landing, which was effected on grass beside the main runway.
Crew:????

Sources:

http://www.255.org.uk/ww2-england.html
RAF 255 Sqn ORB


Revision history:

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23-Mar-2016 18:17 Nepa Added

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