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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227853
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Date:16-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk I
Owner/operator:2 (C) Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (2 (C) OTU RAF)
Registration: T4863
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Leven village, Brandesburton, Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Catfoss, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 16.3.42 this aircraft was wrecked in an attempted forced-landing near Leven village rectory due to engine failing. Sadly the crew of two were killed in the accident and the investigation believed that crew had made an error in selecting the wrong fuel tanks which caused the engines to become starved of fuel.
Crew:
Sgt (R/85052) Ronald Wilfred LEACH (pilot) RCAF - killed
Sgt (948031) David Joshua LEVY (nav.) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/l2070.html
ORB 2 (C) OTU RAF


Revision history:

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03-Aug-2019 07:26 Nepa Added [Operator]

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