Incident Handley Page Hampden Mk I X3143,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213639
 
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Date:Sunday 5 January 1941
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:50 Sqn RAF
Registration: X3143
MSN: VN-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3143 (VN-Q) of 50 Squadron, RAF Lindholme. Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 2/1/1941 in a landing accident at Lindholme (Target: Bremen). No casualties report among the crew of four. According to the 50 Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form 540):

"1/2 January 1941
A night bombing mission.
Met report: snow and low cloud across the country.
10 a/c detailed to attack A.2, oil refinery and food stocks at Bremen. Conditions at home base were poor with low cloud and fog down to 600 feet. Hampden Mk.I X3143 (VN-Q) took off at 16:49 on the afternoon of 1/1/1941 from Lindholme, and crashed on landing early in the morning of 2/1/1941 in the snow-covered overshoot area at RAF Lindholme after completing its mission, with landing gear being deliberately raised to halt the aircraft.

One crew member, Wireless Op/Air Gunner 638755 Sgt. Alfred Bryan Brooks RAF was slightly injured. Pilot Pilot Officer Thomas Noel Challoner Burrough RAFVR/84274, 2nd Pilot Pilot Officer Philip Booth Hodgson RAFVR/83725 ((NCO:754464 Commission Gazetted : Friday 13 September, 1940)) and Wireless Op/Air Gunner Sgt Russell Hobson ll RAF were un-injured, but X3143 was a total wreck". Sgt Brooks's DFM was Gazetted on 23rd September 1941.

Sources:

1. http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons-association.co.uk/app/download/5802508903/50+SQUADRON+ORB+1939+1943+Revision+1.pdf
2. 50 Squadron RAF ORB January 1941: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8451210
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/25659-X31431941-01-02.html
5. Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
29 April 1941 AD834 50 Sqn RAF 2 Quilliampe, near Loudéac, Côtes-d'Armor department, Brittany w/o
17 July 1941 AD844 50 Sqn RAF 4 Missing (Failed To Return: Target Hamburg) w/o
6 August 1941 AE137 50 Sqn RAF 4 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia w/o

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jul-2018 21:41 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Nov-2018 19:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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