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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209875
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:29-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind mk 1
Owner/operator:137 Squadron Royal Air Force (137 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7118
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bintry Farm, Itteringham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Matlaske, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Matlaske
Narrative:
During the course of a local flight one engine caught fire and, as control was becoming difficult, the pilot baled out, leaving the aircraft to crash into water meadows near a footbridge at Bintry Farm (now 'Bintree' Farm), Itteringham.

Pilot Officer John Jowitt baled out and landed uninjured near the Officers' Mess for RAF Matlaske.

Sources:

137 Squadron ORB (Form 540)
Paul Doyle personal files


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2018 16:40 paddy Added
28-Oct-2018 17:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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