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Narrative:Beaufighter RD162/O: Took off at 08:20 hrs for training flight. 08/01/1946.
|Date:||Tuesday 8 January 1946|
Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk X
|Owner/operator:||252 Sqn RAF |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||RAF Araxos, north of Athens, Achaea -
|Departure airport:||RAF Araxos, north of Athens|
|Destination airport:||RAF Araxos, Achaea (GPA/LRGX)|
Engine cut; swung, stalled, and crashed from an altitude of 50 feet, on approach to Araxos, Achaea, Greece. The pilot attempted an asymmetric (single engined) approach, then tried to overshoot the approach, as the aircraft was not correctly 'lined up' with the runway. A swing to port then developed, and the Beaufighter stalled and struck the ground, catching fire on impact.
F/Sgt (1605720) Donald Keith OWENS (pilot) RAFVR - Iseverely injured
F/Sgt (1605791) Frederick John GREENSLADE (nav.) RAFVR - Ok
1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
4. ORB 252 Sqdn RAF / https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8397276
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]|