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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209868
Last updated: 29 May 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: P6999
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kelston, 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, F/L Coghlan, in P6999, collided with P6968 from the same squadron.
F/L Coghlan baled out at 5000' and landed in High Street, Weston, just to the west of Bath, leaving the aircraft to crash further west at Kelston.

Flight Lieutenant Humphrey Coghlan uninjured

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2018 14:46 paddy Added
28-Apr-2018 12:24 paddy Updated [Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 11:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Operator]

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