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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195611
Last updated: 16 January 2022
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Date:11-MAR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:52 Squadron Royal Air Force (52 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9396
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Andover, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 11 March 1940 the Fairey Battle I K9396 was wrecked in a crash-landing near Andover, Hampshire. There was no casualty reported, but the aircraft, that had been received by 52 Sqn on 23 November 1938, was struck off charge 6 days later.

The Form 1180 for this aircraft has No.52 Sqn crossed out and No.12 OTU added. The pilot is listed as Sgt G D Cossar, 740869, who held wings for 4 months from November 1939. Hours given as 60 solo on type, 2 dual on type. 84 solo on others, 49 dual on others. Cause given as engine failure, glycol, illness, crashed in field on f/l. vision obscured as goggles fogged. Secondary reason - lost height instead of going around again.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6391-Fairy-Battle-K9396-Crashed-Andover-Hampshire
http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/1939-1940.htm
http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andover,_Hampshire
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/south-east/hampshire-county/andover/


Revision history:

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23-May-2017 17:54 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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