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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64241
Last updated: 12 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster B (PR) 1
Owner/operator:82 (United Provinces) Squadron Royal Air Force (82 (United Provinces) Sqn RAF)
Registration: TW671
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kano, Kano State -   Nigeria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Easleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
Destination airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, UK
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12.1.1951: overstressed in flight due to autopilot jamming. According to an eyewitness report:

"[TW671 was} on its way back to RAF Benson for a major refit. Alas, it seems, the elevator trim-wheel was awfully close to the shoulder of the supernumary crew member heading for a spot of observation from the front turret, and the pull-up from the inevitable full nose-down trim rather overstressed the old dear. TW671 was diverted to Kano for its final landing and metamorphosis into several hundred pairs of sandals and sets of cooking utensils. So now you know..."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.53)

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
09-Feb-2011 03:05 angels one five Updated [Cn, Damage, Narrative]
09-Jan-2014 18:25 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Dec-2014 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2014 02:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 06:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
17-Sep-2019 15:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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