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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200743
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 I
Owner/operator:106 Squadron Royal Air Force (106 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Coningsby -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby Lincolnshire England
Destination airport:Bombing Practice
The aircraft crashed almost immediately due to failure of the port outer engine. Eye witnesses to the
tragedy state that the Lancaster climbed slowly to about 200ft before stalling and falling near the
Pilot: J/9143 Plt Off Walter Beattie Carlyle RCAF - Coningsby Cemetery Row 65 Grave 1285.
Pilot: Aus/407721 Sgt John Kenneth Marshman RAAF - Coningsby Cemetery Row 65 Grave 1286.
Observer: J/8615 Plt Off George Robert Hanna RCAF - Coningsby Cemetery Row 65 Grave 1287.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1123156 Sgt John Teevin - Kirkcaldy (Dysart) Cemetery Old Ground Compartment B.B.N
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1285751 Sgt Alfred Maurice Blyth - Twickenham Cemetery Plot I Row R Class C Grave 54.
Air Gunner: 62821 Sgt Robert Muir Mathieson - Coningsby Cemetery Row 65 Grave 1275.
Air Gunner: R/77410 Flt Sgt John Edward Start Walker RCAF - Coningsby Cemetery Row 65 Grave 1284.
Air Gunner: R/70724 Flt Sgt Albert Graham Gibson RCAF - Coningsby Cemetery Row 65 Grave 1288.

577519 LAC Herbert Roy Forster - Walkley (St Mary) Church Cemetery Section F Grave 171.
1270159 AC1 Smith - Southborough Cemetery Section 11 Grave 385.


Revision history:

31-Oct-2017 15:57 w.bleumink Added
05-Nov-2017 15:11 w.bleumink Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 19:18 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities]
17-Feb-2018 19:18 Red Dragon Updated [Destination airport]
28-Oct-2018 13:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
08-Jun-2019 14:17 Anon. Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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