Gear-up landing Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V P4941, Sunday 4 August 1940
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Date:Sunday 4 August 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: P4941
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aislaby Carr, Riseborough near Pickering, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
(EY-D) Aircraft was short of fuel after operations to an oil refinery at Cologne, unable to pinpoint base due to a thick layer of fog the pilot belly landed his aircraft before his fuel finally ran out
40141 F/O D Stewart u201CStewu201D Robertson (Canada) pilot RAF ok
36263 P/O Michael Lomax Stedman (New Zealand) pilot RAF ok
581204 Sgt Robert Victor Collinge RAF observer ok
620573 Sgt F A Barton RAF wireless operator ok
42359 F/Lt N W McLeod RAF air gunner ok


ORB 78 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

04-Aug-2008 23:23 Anon. Added
23-Jan-2012 03:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
19-May-2024 11:03 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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