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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22482
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:220 Squadron Royal Air Force (220 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P5151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Thornaby North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
On 13th December 1940 this aircraft ran into "Pill Box E" at Thornaby airfield on landing causing a fire in the starboard engine. The fire was soon put out and the aircraft was later repaired.

Pilot - Sgt Gerald Edward Towe RAFVR (742440), of Thurmaston, Leicestershire uninjured (later killed in action on 13 March 1941) and three other crew (not named) also unhurt

(P5151 was later lost in a separate incident on 16th January 1941 when it was ditched off Redcar. The bodies of the then crew of four were never found. Cat.W damage was recorded on the aircraft and it was struck off charge.)


Revision history:

10-Aug-2008 01:36 Anon. Added
21-Jan-2012 05:47 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Mar-2013 19:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2013 19:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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