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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195867
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:04-APR-1939
Time:night
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:3 FTS Royal Air Force (3 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4628
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile from RAF South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF South Cerney (X2SC)
Narrative:
On 4.4.1939, the pilot was performing a solo night training flight. Landing at RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire was hard and the aircraft bounced several times, so the pilot decided to abandon the landing and attempted to take off. After departure, during initial climb, the twin engine aircraft stalled, hit a hedge and trees before coming to rest in bushes located one mile from the airfield. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, the pilot was only slightly injured.

Crew: Sergeant T. H. Nicholls, pilot (slightly injured)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-i-raf-south-cerney
3. http://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2017 19:42 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2018 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
06-Dec-2018 17:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Mar-2019 18:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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