Incident Avro Manchester Mk I L7459,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21085
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Date:Thursday 8 January 1942
Type:Avro Manchester Mk I
Owner/operator:97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF
Registration: L7459
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
The aircraft was wrecked on take-off for a practice dive-bombing sortie at 14:50. The bomb jettison switch bars were activated either accidentally or through a fault, causing the practice bombs to drop off their carriers onto the bomb-doors. One bomb detonated as the aircraft became airborne, blinding the pilot with thick smoke. The pilot throttled back and stalled the aircraft back onto the runway.

Flt LT G H Hartley Inj
Sgt P R Barnes Inj
Sgt C W R Booth Inj
Sgt G H P Dean Inj
Sgt J Barker Inj
Sgt C Mayland Inj
Sgt R G W Gross Inj


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
RAF North Luffenham
Lincolnshire Aviation
Bomber Command Losses 1942

Revision history:

14-Jun-2008 20:38 JINX Added
19-Jan-2012 14:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jun-2013 13:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Aug-2013 05:01 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
31-Aug-2013 21:21 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source]
20-Oct-2015 17:36 Jixn Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Oct-2017 19:17 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Dec-2019 09:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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