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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141481
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:27-NOV-1940
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:2 SFTS Royal Air Force (2 SFTS RAF)
Registration: L4552
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Akeman Street RLG, 2 miles NE of Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire (EGVN)
Destination airport:RAF Akeman Street RLG, Oxfordshire
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.I L4552 of 2 SFTS, RAF: Written off 27 November 1940 when crashed on final approach to RAF Akeman Street RLG (Relief Landing Ground) 2 miles (3.2 km) north east of Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire (at approximate Coordinates: 5149′26″N 0130′56″W).

The airfield was a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for RAF Brize Norton, with building starting in 1939 and opening on 10 July 1940. Active flying stopped on 15 August 1945, and the site was closed on 1 February 1947.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999, (James J. Halley, Air Britain, published 1991)
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1940/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-akeman-street-afb/]
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Akeman_Street
4. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/airfield-finder/akeman-street-crawley


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 11:06 Uli Elch Added
09-Aug-2017 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:40 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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