Incident Bristol Blenheim Mk IV L8741,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192567
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Date:Friday 5 January 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:21 Sqn RAF
Registration: L8741
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Halton, 4 miles SE of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire
Destination airport:
Blenheim L8741: Took off for Training flight. 05/01/1940
The aircraft took off from RAF Halton, 4 miles southeast of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when an engine cut. The Blenheim went through a hedge in the subsequent forced landing. It was damaged beyond repair but there was no serious casualties.
P/O (40438) Ian STAPLEDON (pilot) RAF : he was slightly injured.


1."Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, vol 1: Aircraft and Crew lost during 1939-1940", by W R Chorley. ISBN 0-904597-85-7
2."The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7
3.Blenhein production list
4.ORB 21 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

05-Jan-2017 05:06 Laurent Rizzotti Added
26-Sep-2018 09:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Apr-2019 04:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport]
02-Jul-2022 11:26 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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