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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2677
Last updated: 10 August 2019
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Date:07-NOV-1938
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1160
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 2 miles off Holbeach, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Linolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim I L1160, 61 Sqn, Hemswell: Abandoned on fire 7/11/38 and crashed onto mud flats, Holbeach Marsh, off Holbeach, Lincolnshire.
Crew:
Pilot Officer Steele-Perkins (pilot) RAF injured.
Corporal Bentley (navigator, aged 25) RAF killed.
AC1 Laurens (W/Op/Air Gunner, aged 23) RAF killed (drowned).

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (17/11/38 page 457, see link #6):

"Flying Accident:
THE Air Ministry regrets the following accident: Cpl. John William Beverley Bentley and A/C.1 Alfred Charles Laurens lost their lives in an accident which occurred near Holbeach on November 7 to an aircraft of No. 61 (Bomber) Squadron, Hemswell, Lincs. The pilot, P/O Arthur Dennis Steele-Perkins, escaped uninjured."

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
4. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1938
5. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576849


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 09:24 JINX Added
16-Feb-2012 01:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Jul-2013 20:22 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2013 03:21 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 10:48 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
28-Feb-2018 16:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2018 16:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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