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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141519
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:01-JUN-1940
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:RAF College
Registration: L4583
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Welbourn RLG, Welbourn, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Welbourn RLG, Welbourn, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 1 june 1940 when crashed on approach to RAF Welbourn RLG (Relief Landing Ground): The crew was performing a training flight. Following a wrong approach configuration, the aircraft landed long. After touchdown, it was unable to stop within the remaining runway, overrun, hit a hedge and came to rest. Both pilots were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Cause: Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew.

Sources:

1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000-L9999, published 1996
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-raf-welbourn
3. http://www.raf-lincolnshire.info/digby/digby_crashes.htm
4. http://www.bcar.org.uk/new1940-incident-logs#jun


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 12:32 Uli Elch Added
24-Jul-2017 21:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:38 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Mar-2019 20:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
17-Dec-2019 18:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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