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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157526
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Date:14-OCT-1939
Time:17:50
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P1170
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Doncaster, Doncaster, South Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Narrative:
Hampden P1170 was built to contract 773239/38 by Handley Page Ltd. at Radlett and delivered to 61 Squadron at Hemswell in July 1939. On 14th October 1939 this aircraft landed at Doncaster's former civilian grass airfield at 17.50 hours during night flying training without incident. The pilot had inadvertently taxied the Hampden on cinders which caused the undercarriage to collapse. The cinders were still red hot beneath the surface and although the pilot left the aircraft it later caught fire. The pilot was later informed his aircraft, which was practically new, was little more than a smouldering wreck.

Pilot - P/O K Jones RAF. Uninjured. Remaining crew - Names unknown. Hampden P1170 sustained Cat.W/FA damage in the incident detailed above when it burnt out, and was struck off charge

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york39/p1170.html
3. http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/1939-1940.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jul-2013 05:15 JINX Added
09-Jan-2015 20:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 14:48 QQ3 Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
24-Jul-2018 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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