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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181162
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:04-SEP-1939
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Squadron Royal Air Force (233 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7239
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Eden, Leuchars, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Narrative:
Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7239, 233 Squadron, RAF Leuchars: Written off (destroyed) 4/9/39 when climbed steeply after take-off, stalled & crashed inverted into the River Eden, being destroyed by fire. Cause of accident was attributed to "Tail trimming gear had not been set correctly for take-off".
Crew:
Pilot: 33282 Flt. Lt. Guy Percy Robinson RAF killed.
Co-pilot: 39167 Flying Officer Earl Douglas Godfrey RAF (Canadian) killed.

Sources:

1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol.1 by Ross McNeil
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
3. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=9873
4. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2457125


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Nov-2015 14:59 JINX Added
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Apr-2018 18:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 05:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
20-Dec-2020 17:32 R W Forbes Updated [Narrative]

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