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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 265399
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:03-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:21 (P) Advanced Flying Unit Royal Air Force (21 (P) AFU RAF)
Registration: V3472
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Snitterford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire
Destination airport:RAF Snitterford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Narrative:
Airspeed Oxford Mk.1 V3472, 21 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit RAF), RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3 January 1946 when stalled on approach to RAF Snitterford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

Oxford V3472 overshot the runway while attempting to land and was damaged beyond repair. Despite the aircraft being Struck Off Charge as FACE (Flying Accident Cat.E) the crew were uninjured. Oxford V3472 was relegated to a Ground Instructional Airframe as 6112M on 9 September 1946

RAF Snitterfield is a former Royal Air Force station located west of Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) north of Stratford-upon-Avon and 4.6 miles (7.4 km) south-east of Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.37. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.24
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft T1000-V9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
4. The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.99)
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/28/W2343: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578189
6. 21 (P) AFU ORB (Operational Record Book) for the period 1-7-43 to 31-7-47: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/549/4 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7160833
7. https://www.rafsnitterfield.org/1945
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12269-Airspeed-Oxford-2112M
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Snitterfield

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2021 16:55 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Jul-2021 22:54 HB Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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