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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263386
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:04-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:287 Squadron Royal Air Force (287 Sqn RAF)
Registration: NM361
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed Oxford Mk.1 NM361: Delivered to 287 Squadron RAF 22-3-1945. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4-1-1946 when struck by Hawker Tempest Mk.V JB797 (also of 287 Squadron, RAF) at RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent. The three occupants of the Oxford were unhurt, but the airframe was deemed "written off (damaged beyond econmic repair"). The Hawker Tempest JB797 was, likewise, written off as "damaged beyond repair", but the pilot also escaped uninjured (which see)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.26
3. The Airspeed Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.181)
4. 287 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/5/1941 to 30/6/1946: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/1622 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2504264
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?460-Hawker-Tempests
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._287_Squadron_RAF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2021 22:54 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2021 09:27 sičak Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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