Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk IX ML900, Sunday 18 June 1944
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Date:Sunday 18 June 1944
Time:14:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk IX
Owner/operator:109 Sqn RAF
Registration: ML900
MSN: HS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:St.Neots, near RAF stn Little Staughton, Huntingdonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Little Staughton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:RAF Little Staughton
Narrative:
Mosquito ML900: Tookoff at 14:40 hrs for Air test flight. 18/06/1944
Power to port engine lost on take off. Pilot attempted diversionary manoeuvre but a/c slewed off the runway and overshot. Aircraft struck a gun-pit, undercarriage collapsed. Aircraft then struck a tent killing LAC McIVER an RAF Regiment Gunner. Neither crew member was injured.
Crew:
F/O (141141) Edward Morton HUNTER DFC DFM (pilot) RAFVR - OK (NCO:748422 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 30 March, 1943)
F/Lt (117136) John Ernest Brian JEFFERSON DFC (nav.) RAFVR - OK (NCO:1381979 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 02 June, 1942)
Sacrifice:
LAC (1138209) Frederick Charles McIVER (gunner) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

1.http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
2.http://www.156squadron.com/display_newpff_roll.asp?ID=109
3.ORB 109 Sqdn RAF
4.Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2012 03:01 Nepa Added
07-Jul-2014 10:50 MiG17 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, ]
16-Aug-2015 18:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative, ]
17-Aug-2015 07:44 Nino Updated [Aircraft type, ]
22-Feb-2017 20:23 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, ]
04-Sep-2018 20:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Operator, ]
28-Aug-2019 15:00 Mah091 Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, ]
25-Nov-2019 17:39 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator, ]
10-Jun-2021 22:24 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator, ]
22-Oct-2021 23:50 Nepa Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative, Operator, ]
25-Oct-2021 10:18 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator, ]
28-Feb-2022 12:38 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator, ]
30-Jul-2022 06:41 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
01-Aug-2022 22:01 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator, ]
05-Aug-2022 07:24 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative, ]

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