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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208081
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:53 Squadron Royal Air Force (53 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4836
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Bristol Blenheim IV L4836, 53 Squadron, RAF Odiham: Delivered 19/1/39 as 53 Squadron's first ever Blenheim. Written off (destroyed) just eleven days later, on 30/1/39 when hit telegraph wires after engine failure and crashed, RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Contemporary newspaper headlines (see link #6) state that the pilot "did not hear the horn" (presumably a reference to the stall warning horn). Pilot - Pilot Officer Peter Francis Gordon Jameson (aged 21, flying solo) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (February 9, 1939 page 140 - see link #4):

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents:
P/O Peter Francis Gordon Jameson (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Odiham on January 30 to an aircraft of No. 53 (Army Co-operation) Squadron, Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (jmaes J. Halley, Air Britain)
5. Londonderry Sentinel, Londonderry, Northern Ireland 31 January 1939 at
6. Northern Whig - Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, 31 January 1939 at

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Revision history:

23-Mar-2018 18:30 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Oct-2018 05:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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