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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227852
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Date:18-FEB-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk I
Owner/operator:54 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (54 OTU RAF)
Registration: R2444
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF stn Church Fenton, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Church Fenton
Narrative:
On 18th February 1942 the pilot of this aircraft was undertaking his first solo flight on the Beaufighter type, he was instructed to hold off on his approach to land but the aircraft stalled and crash landed close to the airfield. The aircraft was badly damaged but the pilot escaped serious injury.
Crew:
Sgt (655386) Francis GILBERT (pilot) RAFVR - Ok

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/l2070.html
ORB 54 OTU RAF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2019 07:10 Nepa Added [Operator]

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