Accident Avro Lancaster B Mk III GR SW373, Thursday 12 January 1950
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Date:Thursday 12 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster B Mk III GR
Owner/operator:210 Sqn RAF
Registration: SW373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall
Destination airport:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Avro Lancaster B Mk III GR SW373: Delivered ex-RAF Langar 12/10/1949 to 210 Squadron, RAF St. Eval, Cornwall. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12/1/1950 when swung off the runway on landing at RAF St. Eval, Cornwall, and undercarriage raised to facilitate an emergency stop. No reported injuries to the crew of five, but Lancaster SW373 was not repaired.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.89 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999, James J Halley (Air Britain 1985 page 17)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.29
4. 210 Squadron RAF ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period January 1-31, 1950: File AIR 27/2468/54 at

Revision history:

10-Mar-2013 16:56 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Apr-2013 18:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Oct-2018 02:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2020 17:29 MIG21 Updated [Location, Operator]
25-Sep-2020 21:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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