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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207860
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American P-51 Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:2(AC) Squadron Royal Air Force (2(AC) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG488
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
AG488 was taxying out from a northern dispersal and across the runway in use when it was struck by AG403 that was in the process of taking off. Whereas AG403 was destroyed and its pilot killed, AG488 was badly damaged and the pilot, Pilot Officer P J Willmett, only injured.

Sources:

'Where the Lysanders were .....' (the story of Sawbridgeworth's airfields) by Paul Doyle, pub 1995 by Forward Airfield Research Publishing. ISBN 09525 624 05
2(AC) Sqn ORB
AIR81/14173


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2018 16:06 paddy Added
09-Oct-2018 16:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Dec-2018 11:51 paddy Updated [Time]
13-Aug-2020 09:10 Apen Updated [Registration, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
13-Aug-2020 09:30 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Nov-2020 20:00 paddy Updated [Time, Registration, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Feb-2021 15:56 paddy Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]

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