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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141484
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4618
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shotton Steelworks, Shotton, Flintshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.I L4618 of 5 FTS, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 17 July 1940 when the crew was involved in a training mission. While cruising around RAF Sealand, the twin engine aircraft collided with a RAF Miles M.9 Master (N7432, also from 5 FTS) and carrying a crew of two (one instructor and one student pilot). Both aircraft crashed in a field located near to the Shotton Steelworks, near the airport, killing all four crewmen. The crew on board the Oxford consisted of two brothers.

Crew of Oxford L4618 (5 FTS):

Sgt Eric Edwin Heaton Osgood,(RAF Service Number 758217)
Sgt Ronald Arthur Osgood.(RAF Service Number 742599)

Both of the above were listed in 'Flight' 8 August 1940 as "Killed On Active Service"


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999,(James J. Halley, Air Britain, published 1991)
9. Flight magazine (8 August 1940 p117):

Revision history:

03-Jan-2012 11:11 Uli Elch Added
10-Aug-2017 20:35 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 19:03 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Mar-2019 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
23-Mar-2019 12:28 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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