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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16174
Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:21-APR-1941
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4649
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province -   Iraq
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq
Destination airport:RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.I L4689 of 4 FTS, RAF. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21 April 1941 when crashed shortly after take off from RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq: while climbing, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed. Both pilots were seriously injured while the aircraft was wrecked.

One of the two persons on board - Warrant Officer John Osmotherley Barnes (RAF Service Number 364803) - reportedly died soon after (possibly later the same day) of injuries sustained (see links #3, #4 and #5)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1941/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-habbaniya-afb-2/]
3. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/9.htm
4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12970059
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty-details.aspx?cid=2169798&name=BARNES,%20JOHN%20OSMOTHERLEY


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2008 16:37 JINX Added
09-Aug-2017 17:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 18:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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