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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141517
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Date:08-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:3 FTS Royal Air Force (3 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4537
MSN: 4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
L4537 was the fourth Airspeed Oxford l, delivered to the Central Flying School, Upavon, Wiltshire, in October, 1937.

Written off (destroyed) June 8 1940 when crashed at RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire: The crew was completing a training flight. On final approach, the twin engine aircraft stalled, hit a hedge and crashed short of runway. Both pilots were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Cause: Stalled on approach due to an insufficient speed.

Sources:

1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000-R9999, published 1996
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-i-raf-south-cerney-0
3. http://wpalette.com/system/pictures/c/3/4/f/47317/original.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 12:29 Uli Elch Added
24-Jul-2017 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:37 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Mar-2019 20:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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