Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI TE872,
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Date:Wednesday 14 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:1 FU RAF
Registration: TE872
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lower Moor near Fladbury near RAF stn Pershore, Worcestershire England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Pershore, Worcestershire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mosquito TE872: (No. 1 Ferry Unit): Crashed on approach to RAF Pershore. 14/01/1948.
The pilot feathered the port engine, but when he used an incorrect procedure to un-feather it, the propeller over speeded, and so the propeller was feathered again. An emergency landing at RAF Pershore was attempted, but on final approach, the port wing struck a tree and the aircraft crashed at Lower Moor, near Pershore. The pilot was killed, the passenger (an AC.1 Leading Aircraftman) survived although with injuries.

F/O (57518) Geoffrey BURGESS (pilot) RAF - killed (NCO:574365 Commission Gazetted: Tuesday 20 November, 1945)
AC1 (????) Stanley. M. GRIFFITHS (pass.) RAFVR - injured

The reported crash site of Lower Moor is a village near the A44 road, between Wyre Piddle and Fladbury in the district of Wychavon in Worcestershire, England, at approximate co-ordinates: 52.124°N 2.032°W


2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 37)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2404:
7. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain.
8. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946-1949 p.363 by Colin Cummings

Revision history:

19-May-2014 12:54 Nepa Added
31-Jul-2014 08:43 Giggs Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
28-Apr-2015 09:22 Xindel Updated [Location, Narrative]
31-Jul-2015 10:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2018 10:46 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Apr-2019 14:11 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative, Operator]
26-Nov-2019 23:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 00:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 00:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 09:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]
07-Jul-2021 10:24 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]
07-Jul-2021 10:25 Anon. Updated [Time, Narrative, Operator]
15-Sep-2021 21:37 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
05-Aug-2022 17:07 Rob Davis Updated [Narrative]
02-May-2023 21:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Narrative]]
03-May-2023 09:24 Nepa Updated [[[Narrative]]]

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