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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141475
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:RAF College
Registration: V3210
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cowburn Moor, near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.II V3210 of the RAF College, Cranwell: Written off (destroyed) when crashed on 2 September 1941. The pilot was carrying out a solo cross country navigation flight from the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, he had flown above cloud cover and while descending back down flew into Cowburn Moor, near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, in the region of the vent shaft for the Cowburn railway tunnel. The aircraft was written off but the pilot survived and was able to walk off the moor.

On the accident record card, it is recorded that while the pilot disobeyed orders in flying above cloud; his instructor had also failed to properly approve the route.

Crew of Oxford V3210:
L/AC Brian C. Forsdick (Pilot) survived, Injured


1. Aircraft Accident Record Card (Air Ministry Form 1180), RAF Museum, Hendon, London

Revision history:

03-Jan-2012 11:00 Uli Elch Added
08-Aug-2017 19:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2017 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2017 19:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Dec-2017 18:52 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Dec-2019 18:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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