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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141521
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:5 SFTS Royal Air Force (5 SFTS RAF)
Registration: L4569
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sealand, Flintshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Written off (destroyed) 1 April 1940 when crashed on take off at RAF Sealand, Flintshire: The crew (two student pilots and one instructor) was performing a training exercise. During the take off run, the gear were retracted prematurely. The aircraft skidded on its belly, swerved and came to rest on the runway. While all three occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crew of Oxford L4569:
A/C 1 Henry E. Pugh,
Sgt John G. Stewart

Plus one other crew member (name not yet discovered).

Cause: Undercarriage prematurely retracted during the take off run.


1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000-L9999, published 1996

Revision history:

03-Jan-2012 12:32 Uli Elch Added
24-Jul-2017 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2017 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
23-Dec-2017 18:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Mar-2019 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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