Accident Miles M.11A Whitney Straight BD168, Tuesday 1 August 1944
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Date:Tuesday 1 August 1944
Type:Miles M.11A Whitney Straight
Owner/operator:271 Sqn RAF
Registration: BD168
MSN: 306
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Thruxton Airfield, 5 miles west of Andover, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Destination airport:Thruxton Airfield, Andover, Hampshire (EGHO)
Miles M.11A Whitney Straight, with c/n 306, received its C of A in Belgium as OO-UMK on 3.2.37 which was issued to M.Camille Gutt. On 27.7.38 it was sold and re-registered in the UK [C of R 8679] to Airwork Ltd., Heston as G-AFJJ (as part exchange for the Miles Monarch OO-UMK). C of A 5778 issued August 1938.

Civil registration G-AFJJ cancelled on 23.8.40 when the aircraft was impressed as BD168 for 271 Squadron RAF and damaged beyond repair in a forced landing at Thruxton, five mlies west of Andover, Hampshire on 1.8.44, resulting in it being struck off charge and being reduced to components.



Revision history:

12-Feb-2018 22:29 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Nov-2018 13:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
01-Feb-2021 01:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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