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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153956
Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Date:12-JAN-1950
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster B Mk III GR
Owner/operator:210 Squadron Royal Air Force (210 Sqn RAF)
Registration: SW373
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall
Destination airport:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall
Narrative:
Avro Lancaster B Mk III GR SW373: Delivered ex-RAF Langar 12/10/1949 to 210 Squadron, RAF St. Eval, Cornwall. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12/1/1950 when swung off the runway on landing at RAF St. Eval, Cornwall, and undercarriage raised to facilitate an emergency stop. No reported injuries to the crew of five, but Lancaster SW373 was not repaired.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.89 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999, James J Halley (Air Britain 1985 page 17)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.29
4. 210 Squadron RAF ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period January 1-31, 1950: File AIR 27/2468/54 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8421967
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-gr3-raf-saint-eval-0
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
7. https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20144


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2013 16:56 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Apr-2013 18:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Oct-2018 02:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2020 17:29 MIG21 Updated [Location, Operator]
25-Sep-2020 21:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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