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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2690
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:27-OCT-1938
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:104 Squadron Royal Air Force (104 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1182
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Andover, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blennheim Mk.1 L1182, 104 Squadron RAF: Bellylanded after engine failure at Aston Abbots, Buckinghamshire. Flt Sgt Ernest Folley AFC was the first pilot to crash land a Blenheim (L1182 on 27th October 1938) and survive. His detailed report saved many lives and helped to modify the type. Ernest Folley was later awarded the AFC and served with 55, 8, 113 and 104 Squadrons. He died in January 2012 in New Zealand

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/raf-andover-bristol-blenheim-circuit-539506959
3. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80004659


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 10:59 JINX Added
09-Aug-2013 16:54 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Dec-2014 14:44 Jixon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
18-Mar-2018 01:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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