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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215984
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:19-NOV-1939
Time:Day
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:144 Squadron Royal Air Force (144 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4166
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Doncaster, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden L4166 was built to contract 549267/36 by Handley Page Ltd at Radlett and was delivered to 7 Squadron who were based at Finningley in April 1939. It was transferred to 144 Squadron, based at Hemswell, on an unknown date later in 1939.

On 19th November 1939 this pilot was practising solo take-off and landings at RAF Doncaster: the pilot made a heavy landing on this small aerodrome and finished up in a hedge on the boundary. The damage was assessed and L4166 was deemed beyond repair, Cat.W/FA was recorded.

The Pilot - Sgt Harold Shields RAF - survived uninjured.

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york39/l4166.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Oct-2018 18:48 Dr.John Smith Added
17-Oct-2018 05:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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