Accident Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF X7563,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238173
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Date:Saturday 3 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:29 Sqn RAF
Registration: X7563
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:West Farleigh, near RAF West Malling, Kent, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Kent
Destination airport:
Beaufighter X7563: Aircraft accident at West Farleigh, Kent. 03/01/1942
Crashed on Take Off. Exploded on impact at West Farleigh near West Malling.
Later investigation revealed that the aircrafts flap sychronising gear had failed.
P/O (62305) Anthony Nelson PRIOR (pilot) RAF - killed
Sgt (915139) William Gordon PENGELLY (obs) RAFVR - killed

AIR 81/11350

Revision history:

17-Jul-2020 08:09 Nepa Added [Operator]
11-Oct-2022 09:58 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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