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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159271
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:97 (The Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5486
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa. Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Lancaster I R5486 "OFP" of 97 Sqn., RAF. Took off at 19:35 from Woodhall Spa for a night cross country exercise and bomb load test. Encountered poor visibility and crashed at 23:07 while trying to land at its diversion airfield at Finningley. The aircraft crashed while making a landing there and sustained enough damage to deem it to be written off. The undercarriage is believed to have collapsed and the aircraft then caught fire.

No serious injuries reported. One crew member - F/Sgt G.H.Hartley - slightly injured. This accident was the first Lancaster mishap in Yorkshire.



Revision history:

27-Aug-2013 06:13 JINX Added
29-Dec-2014 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2015 19:25 Dr. John Smih Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:43 Charlie Harper Updated [Time, Operator]
07-Nov-2017 16:52 Red Dragon Updated [Cn]
07-Nov-2017 16:53 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
01-Nov-2018 15:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
22-Dec-2019 09:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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