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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141527
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:26-AUG-1941
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: R6396
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.II R6396: Delivered to the RAF in August 1940. Written off (destroyed) when crashed 26th August 1941: hit trees whilst attempting a night landing at RAF Chipping Norton, killing both crew on board.

Leading aircraftman (L/AC) Rudolf Herland, Royal Norwegian Air Force, pilot instructor attached to 6 Flying Training School, aged 24. His body was repatriated to Norway.

Leading aircraftman (L/AC) Vincent Chester Stewart Rhodes Newman, Royal Air Force, pilot under training, 6 Flying Training School, aged 25. He is buried in Little Rissington churchyard. He was married to Margaret Newman and lived at 12, Oaklands, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, published 1996)
2. http://www.chippingnortonbritishlegion.com/wartime-plane-crashes-around-chipping-norton.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 12:52 Uli Elch Added
28-Jul-2017 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities]
23-Dec-2017 18:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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