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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53802
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IA
Owner/operator:37 Squadron Royal Air Force (37 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2992
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Feltwell, UK (takeoff at 20:50 hrs local time)
Destination airport:Feltwell, UK
Flew into sea on return from Hannover raid (CFIT accident).
Cause either faulty altimeter setting or pilot falling asleep. The pilot was the only survivor:

Pilot P/O. M.S. Burberry 72540 RAF / rescued by HMS Niger two days later
Second Pilot P/O. G.H. Jackson 40831 RAF / Bergen op Zoom RCAF cemetery (Noord-Brabant); grave 7 AA 4
Observer P/O. H. Philippe 78663 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 9
Wireless Operator Sgt. C.J. Hooper 755311 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 15
Air Gunner Sgt. P.W. Barber 647990 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 11
Air Gunner Sgt. T.C.M. Browne 40201 RNzAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 27


- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999, published 1991

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Jan-2012 11:40 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2020 13:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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