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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209867
Last updated: 23 January 2020
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Date:09-OCT-1941
Time:morning
Type:Westland Whirlwind Mk I
Owner/operator:263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron Royal Air Force (263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P6968
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saltford railway station goods yard weighbridge, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Charmy Down, Somerset
Destination airport:RAF Charmy Down
Narrative:
As part of a six-aircraft formation returning to base, P6968 was in collision with P6999. The pilot of P6999, F/L Humphrey Coghlin, escaped by parachute but P/O Ormonde Hoskins was killed when the aircraft crashed and caught fire in the goods yard weighbridge.
Crew:
P/O (69485) O.J.H. HOSKINS (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Local boy Dave Taylor (9) injured by burning debris

Sources:

Saltford Environmental Group records
ORB 263 Sqdn RAF (Form 540)
Paul Doyle personal files


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2018 14:37 paddy Added
28-Apr-2018 12:24 paddy Updated [Source]
11-Nov-2018 12:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 11:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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