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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246419
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:05-OCT-1950
Time:day
Type:Percival Proctor Mk III
Owner/operator:White Waltham SF Royal Air Force (White Waltham SF RAF)
Registration: HM293
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:White Waltham Airfield, Berkshire (EGLM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Percival Proctor Mk. III HM293, RAF White Waltham Station Flight: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5/10/1950. While starting up the engine at White Waltham, the engine was over-primed with fuel, and when the engine started, it ignited the leaking fuel on the manifold, and this, in turn, ignited a pool of petrol laying on the ground underneath the nose of the Proctor. The resulting fire left the airframe of Proctor HM293 severely burnt, and the airframe was Struck Off Charge in October 1950 as Cat.5(c) "damaged beyond economic repair".

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.107 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.87


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2021 03:36 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Feb-2021 10:01 Gerard76 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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