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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208354
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:23-MAY-1939
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4155
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beckingham, Lincolnshire, 4 miles East of Newark, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4155, 7 Squadron, RAF Finningley: Written off (destroyed) 23/5/39 when lost control while changing formation and crashed at Beckingham, Lincolnshire, four miles east of Newark, Nottinghamshire. (On the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border). All five crew killed:

Flying Officer Jack George McGrail (Canadian, aged 28) killed
Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd (RAFO, aged 24) killed
Sgt Howard Kane Trencham (aged 27) killed
AC1 Raymond Lumley (aged 20) killed
AC2 Edward Brian Brentnall (aged 18) killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1939
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckingham,_Lincolnshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2018 14:33 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 22:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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