Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC L7863,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21615
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:3 Gp TF RAF
Registration: L7863
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Newmarket, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket
Destination airport:
Engine caught fire on take-off for training flight, hit embankment & building in attempted forced landing.
Pilot: Flt/Sgt 903047 Frederick Thomas Miniken 25 RAFVR killed.
Wop: Sgt 1200354 Reginald Alfred Butcher 29 RAFVR killed.
Wop:Sgt M.T. Coon injured.
Wop/AG:Sgt 1169609 Gerald Geoffrey Cornes 20 RAFVR killed.
Wop:Sgt R.H.W. Lawrence injured.
Flt/Mech:AC1 1037647 Thomas Menzies 38 RAFVR killed.
Wop/AG:Sgt 983072 John Philpin Williams 26 RAFVR killed.
AG:Sgt 643058 Anthony John Browne RAF killed.
AG:Sgt 615644 Albert David Matthews 22 RAF killed.
AG:Sgt 545778 Herbert Wolstenholme 22 RAF killed.


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999

Revision history:

08-Jul-2008 05:41 JINX Added
19-Jan-2012 14:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2013 13:47 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 19:09 ABBA Updated [Operator]

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