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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 259422
Last updated: 26 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:51 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force (51 MU RAF)
Registration: R2089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Lichfield, Fradley, Staffordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Lichfield, Staffordshire
Destination airport:
Beaufighter R2089 of 51 Maintenance Unit, RAF Lichfield crashed on take off into an accommodation hut on the airfield occupied by Aircraftmen. Ground crew AC2 G H Rumbold and AC2 J P Rout were killed and 8 others were seriously injured. The official findings stated that both engines cut after take off due to fuel problems.12.1.1941
P/O (45009) Clifford Nathaniel O'BRIEN (pilot) RAF - survived.
Mechan. of 51 MU
AC2 John Prime ROUT (1191082) RAF - killed
AC2 George Henry RUMBOLD (1191084) RAF - killed

Beaufighter production list

Revision history:

08-May-2021 20:42 Nepa Added [Operator]

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