Mid-air collision Accident Brewster 339E Buffalo W8179,
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Date:Monday 5 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic f2a model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Brewster 339E Buffalo
Owner/operator:243 Sqn RAF
Registration: W8179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Kallang -   Singapore
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Kallang
Destination airport:RAF Kallang
Buffalo W8179 collided while landing with W8199 of the same unit, taking off.
Both Buffaloes crashed and burned, and both pilots were killed.

Sgt Paul Lister Elliot RNZAF, (in W8179), and P/O Ronald Spencer Shield RNZAF (in W8199) are buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.


RAF Casualties-1942

Revision history:

19-Jun-2014 03:14 angels one five Added
19-Nov-2014 07:56 Dr Octor Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
26-Dec-2014 22:44 angels one five Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 15:48 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Narrative]
30-Mar-2019 16:24 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Narrative]
17-Sep-2019 22:18 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
25-Aug-2021 07:47 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
08-Jul-2022 00:25 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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