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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 261793
Last updated: 14 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 IIF
Owner/operator:FIU Royal Air Force (FIU RAF)
Registration: R2335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arundel Canal near Woodgate, 4 miles W of RAF Ford, Sussex, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Ford, Sussex
Beaufighter R2335, Fighter Interception Unit aircraft accident near RAF Ford, Sussex, 4 September 1941.
On returning to RAF Ford it was discovered that the undercarriage would not lock in the lowered position. The decision was taken to shake the undercarriage down by performing aerobatics. However control was lost and the aircraft crashed into the bed of the disused Portsmouth to Arundel Canal near Woodgate in Sussex.
F/O (42234) Donald Millar LAKE (Pilot) RAF - killed
F/Sgt (616568) John Edward BIGNELL (WOp) RAF - killed
F/Sgt (552594) Frank Edward GREANEY (AG) RAF - killed


Revision history:

17-May-2021 22:10 Nepa Added [Operator]
18-May-2021 22:17 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator]

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