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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246466
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:26-OCT-1950
Time:day
Type:Percival P.31 Proctor Mk IV
Owner/operator:31 Squadron Royal Air Force (31 Sqn RAF)
Registration: NP196
MSN: H.603
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Kingshill, 2.5 miles south of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Booker, Buckinghamshire
Narrative:
Percival P.31 Proctor Mk. IV NP196/"CB-B", 31 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26/10/1950. The engine failed in flight, and the aircraft was wrecked in a emergency forced landing in a field at Great Kingshill, a small village in the parish of Hughenden in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, about five miles west of Amersham and two and a half miles south of Great Missenden, at approximate co ordinates 51.6729N 0.7308W. No reported injuries to the crew.

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.92
3. Hall, Ian (2015), A Goldstar Century: 31 Squadron RAF 1915-2015, Barnsley: Pen & Sword Aviation, ISBN 978 1 78340 058 4
4. 31 Squadron ORB (Operations Records Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for October 1950: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/2408/53 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8419601
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._31_Squadron_RAF#Cold_War_(1948%E2%80%931984)
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Kingshill


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2021 21:05 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jan-2021 21:24 Holschtein Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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