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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209745
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:28-SEP-1939
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:15 Flying Training School Royal Air Force (15 FTS RAF)
Registration: N4786
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed Oxford Mk.II N4786 15 FTS,RAF Lossiemouth: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28/9/39 when hit by North American Harvard Mk.I N7086 which was taking off from RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire. (The Oxford was static at the moment of impact). Both crew of Oxford N4786 killed:

Pilot Officer Joseph Baxter Ellis (22) killed
Pilot Officer David Hill (20) killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
3. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/joseph-baxter-ellis/163982389
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2451518/ellis,-joseph-baxter/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2459894/hill,-david/
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2728-Early-RAF-Harvard-losses


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Apr-2018 17:58 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Nov-2018 20:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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