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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231099
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:21-APR-1949
Time:day
Type:Percival Proctor Mk III
Owner/operator:31 Squadron Royal Air Force (31 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LZ627
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Metropolitan Police College, Hendon, London -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Percival Proctor LZ627: Written off (destroyed) 21 April 1949. Control lost shortly after take off from RAF Hendon, Middlesex. Aircraft dived onto buildings at the Metropolitan Police College in Hendon, and caught fire on impact. All three on board were killed.

Crew of Proctor LZ627:
Pilot II Albert Stanley HAUPT, RAF (pilot) - killed in service 21-4-49
Pilot I Robert McBRIDE, RAF (navigator) - killed in service 21-4-49
AC.1 (Aircraftman 1st Class) Frederick HIGGINS, RAF - killed in service 21-4-49

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.87. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.453
3. A Goldstar Century: 31 Squadron RAF, 19152015 By Ian Hall
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2447: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578293
5. https://www.stgeorgesharrogate.org/stg31fromthepast.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2019 04:50 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Dec-2019 17:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
11-Jun-2021 00:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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