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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16175
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:26-AUG-1941
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:Iraq CF Royal Air Force (Iraq CF RAF)
Registration: L4650
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Baghdad West Airfield, Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Habbaniya, Iraq
Destination airport:Baghdad West Airfield, Baghdad, Iraq
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.I L4650, RAF Iraq Communications Flight: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26 August 1941 when the Undercarriage collapsed on landing at Baghdad West, Iraq. Aircraft went off the runway on its belly, and slid to a halt. No casualties reported among the two crew. Starboard oleo leg failed to lockdown. Pilot (Plt Off Vinson R.A. 42662 not to blame).

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1991)
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1941/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-baghdad/]
3. http://www.skeetww2.co.uk/skeethist2.html
4.AM1180 (RAF air accident report card)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2008 16:41 JINX Added
08-Aug-2017 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2018 17:46 Rafhabbaniya Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2018 16:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Jun-2019 07:45 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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