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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1495
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:153 Squadron Royal Air Force (153 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N1647
MSN: 172
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Eglinton, Londonderry -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Eglinton
Destination airport:RAF Eglinton via RAF Ballyhalbert
Took off from RAF Eglington in the afternoon of 25th January 1942 to fly to Ballyhalbert and return. The aircraft had been tested and found fully serviceable before the flight and while the wind was gusty the general weather conditions were fair and visibility excellent.
The accident occurred immediately after take off when the aircraft was seen to turn steeply, and it was believed due to the extreme bumpy conditions, turned over on its back at a height too low for the pilot to recover control
Sgt (Aus493141) Ross Wellesley LINDEMAN (pilot) RAAF - killed
Sgt (817273) Robert LOW (AG) RAF - killed


Australian Archives

Revision history:

02-Feb-2008 21:16 JINX Added
04-Feb-2008 00:27 JINX Updated
22-Jan-2011 02:22 penguin832 Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 06:30 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 06:31 angels one five Updated [Phase]
02-Apr-2015 10:16 Giggs Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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