Incident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI TA476,
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Date:Monday 19 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:204 AFS RAF
Registration: TA476
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF stn Cottesmore, County Rutland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Cottesmore, Co. Rutland
Destination airport:RAF Cottesmore,
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mosquito TA476: Took off for Night training flight 19/01/1948
On return to base, during the final approach at night, the port engine failed and then seized, during a main bearing breaking up, and a total loss of lubricating oil. The Mosquito landed 'wheels down', but short of the runway at RAF Cottesmore, into a ploughed field, through several hedges, across a public road, and finally came to a halt just short of the runway caravan. Although the aircraft was written off as "damaged Cat.E2.
Crew: ???? Ok


2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949
3. ORB 204 AFS RAF: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR29/1989:

Revision history:

20-May-2014 08:06 Nepa Added
31-Jul-2014 12:00 SIS07 Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Sep-2014 19:02 Zoom Updated [Location]
31-Jul-2015 10:09 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
17-Aug-2018 06:12 angles one five Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-May-2019 10:56 Nepa Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
20-Jun-2021 23:16 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative, Operator]
20-Aug-2021 22:24 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
18-Nov-2021 20:47 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
31-Aug-2022 08:58 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
01-May-2023 17:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Source, Narrative, Operator]]
01-May-2023 19:02 Nepa Updated [[[Source, Narrative, Operator]]]

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