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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227354
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:12:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American P-51 Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:2(AC) Squadron Royal Air Force (2(AC) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG401
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Narrative:
After carrying out authorised low level flight involving message-dropping near Tring, Hertfordshire, the aircraft flew through HT cables hidden below a hill and lost its radio aerial and pitot head.

On return to base unannounced, and with no indications of airspeed, a fast approach was made, but during the landing rollout the starboard wheel veered off and fell into a hole under the runway mesh, tipping the aircraft up onto its nose and breaking the propeller.

The pilot, P/O Peter Tonkin, was unhurt.

Sources:

'Where the Lysanders were ...' (the story of Sawbridgeworth's airfields), Paul A Doyle. Pub by Forward Airfield Research Publishing 1995. ISBN 0 9525 624 05


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jul-2019 17:23 paddy Added
13-Aug-2020 09:31 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
29-Nov-2020 20:00 paddy Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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