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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22141
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:09-OCT-1940
Time:night
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:RAF College
Registration: P8828
MSN: 535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High Grantley, 6 miles West of Ripon, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.I P8828 was built to contract 777546/38 by Airspeed (1934) Ltd, at Portsmouth and was awaiting collection in March 1940; it was allocated to 5 FTS at Sealand on 2nd April 1940 but, as this unit was not officially formed until 26th April 1940, the aircraft was taken on charge by the RAFC at Cranwell on 5th April 1940 instead.

On 9th October 1940 the pilot of this aircraft was undertaking a night time training flight from Cranwell in Lincolnshire when he became lost. It is not yet known as to why he ended up in North Yorkshire as he was meant to be undertaking simple a solo circuits and landings training flight and usually this kept the aircraft within a few miles of its parent airfield.

After a failed attempt to contact the ground he begun circling and was trying to simply wait until dawn and land. While circling the aircraft's wing clipped a tree on high ground and the aircraft then struck a hedge when the pilot attempted to force land. The aircraft suffered severe damage. The precise location is not known other than in the region of six miles west of Ripon which puts it in the area of High Grantley. It sustained Cat.W/FA damage following the accident near Ripon as recorded above although the Aircraft Accident Record Card (Air Ministry Form 1180) suggests it was considered for repair.

Pilot - Sgt James Quinn RAF (968367) Injured.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999, (James J. Halley, Air Britain, published 1996)
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/p8828.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-i-ripon


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2008 08:35 Anon. Added
03-Jan-2012 13:10 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 15:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2019 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]
17-Dec-2019 18:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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