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Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:15-JAN-1951
Time:13:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR.Mk 34
Owner/operator:58 Squadron Royal Air Force (58 Sqn RAF)
Registration: RG183
MSN: OT-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Benson, Oxfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Benson
Narrative:
Mosquito RG183 : The aircraft flew into trees on an asymmetric approach to RAF Benson, Oxfordshire. The pilot survived the crash, but the navigator was killed. 15/01/1951
Crew:
F/Lt (146.753) Nicky VARANAND (pilot) RAF - survived OK
F/Lt (167.726) John Edwin HERRIDGE (nav.) RAF - killed

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt
2. ORB 58 Sqn RAF (Operations Record Book)
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
4. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings.
5. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8439723
6.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_accidents_and_incidents_involving_Royal_Air_Force_aircraft_
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._58_Squadron_RAF#Post-war_operations
8. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37870/supplement/601/data.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2014 15:06 Nepa Added
29-Jul-2014 14:16 Gerrard Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Jul-2015 20:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
02-Oct-2015 07:42 T.T.Taylor Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2015 08:05 INV Updated [Time]
15-Sep-2019 19:26 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Operator]
08-Jan-2021 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2021 18:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
02-Aug-2021 17:41 TB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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