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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141525
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:23-JAN-1940
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:8 FTS Royal Air Force (8 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4669
MSN: 136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off RAF Montrose, Angus -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Montrose, Angus
Destination airport:RAF Montrose, Angus
Narrative:
Oxford L4669 was the last of the initial production batch 136 aircraft (c/nos. 1-136) ordered from Airspeed Ltd., Portsmouth, to contract 537876/36. Delivered between September 1937 and January 1939.

Destroyed 23 January 1940: The crew was performing a training flight with 8 FTS at RAF Montrose. En route, the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea off Montrose. Both crewmen were rescued while the aircraft was lost.


Sources:

1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000-L9999, published 1996
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-i-raf-montrose
3. http://britishaviation-ptp.com/airspeed_as10.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 12:37 Uli Elch Added
24-Jul-2017 20:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport]
21-Mar-2019 19:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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