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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238063
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Date:12-JUL-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IIF
Owner/operator:600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Air Force (600 (City of London) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2317
MSN: BQ-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goonhilly Downs nr Helston on the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Colerne, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2317 (600 Sqdn) aircraft accident at Goonhilly Downs, 12 July1941.
12th July 1941 when Beaufighter IIF R2317 spun into the ground at Goonhilly Downs in Cornwall whilst attempting aerobatics.
Crew:
P/O (84970) Francis Herbert SCHUMER (Pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (800665) Allan Ralph SMITHER (U/T Radio Op) RAFVR : killed;

Sources:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C17083933
AIR81/10966


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2020 09:59 Nepa Added [Operator]
15-Jul-2020 10:00 Nepa Updated [Date, Operator]
06-May-2021 20:50 DG333 Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Operator]

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