Incident North American AT-16 Harvard T.2B FS883,
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American AT-16 Harvard T.2B
Owner/operator:CFS RAF
Registration: FS883
MSN: 14A-1023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Harvard FS883: Ex-USAAF 43-12724 (MSN 14A-1023) Delivered to RAF as Harvard IIb FS883. First issued to No 6 Service Flying Training School, Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in March 1946as "FBJ-L" Then to No 6 Flying Training School, Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire May 1947. Finally with Central Flying School, Little Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire December 1949 as "FDO-Z"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) due to engine failure on take-off and crashed into a hut at RAF Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire 9 January 1951. The crew of two escaped with only minor injuries
F/Lt C L Pendred, RAF (QFI Instructor Pilot)
F/O Santai Siang Suke, Royal Thai Air Force (Pupil Pilot Under instruction)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.110 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. The Harvard File (John F. Hamlin, Air Britain, 1988 p.93
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.104

Revision history:

07-Jan-2021 17:23 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Jan-2021 18:23 Dr.Roup Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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