Accident Vickers Wellington Mk X LP875, Wednesday 30 January 1946
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Date:Wednesday 30 January 1946
Time:21:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:21 OTU RAF
Registration: LP875
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington Mk X LP875, 21 OTU, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 30th January, 1946: This aircraft took off from its base at Moreton-in-Marsh at 19.51 hours detailed to practice single engine landings. At 21.50 hours whilst making an asymmetric approach to the runway, in gusty weather conditions, Wellington Mk X (LP875) crashed into a wood after stalling on approach to Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

All of the six crew on board survived: Flying Officer H Annable and Sergeant J A Neston were unhurt; Flying Officer C R Bluemell, Flying Officer J A Turner, Sergeant A Wells and Flying Officer D V Anderson were all injured.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.30. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.51
3. http://www.wellingtonaviation.org/history/docs/46.htm
4. 21 OTU RAF ORB (Operations Record Book) (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1-1-41 to 30-1-47: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/665 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4100374
5. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1946-49.htm
6. http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.co.uk/styled-5/styled-13/styled-158/index.html
7. Photos of wreckage: http://www.royalairforcelosses.com/Royal_Air_Force_Losses/Post_War/page-3/
8. https://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf
9. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.94: https://air-britain.com/pdfs/aeromilitaria/Aeromilitaria_1979.pdf
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Moreton-in-Marsh

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Apr-2017 22:24 Dr.John Smith Added
01-May-2017 00:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
01-May-2017 00:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, ]
01-May-2017 00:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative, ]
27-Nov-2018 19:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator, ]
10-Nov-2019 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, ]
05-Jun-2021 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
15-Jun-2021 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, ]

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