Accident Airspeed Oxford Mk I NM361, Friday 4 January 1946
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Date:Friday 4 January 1946
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:287 Sqn RAF
Registration: NM361
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent
Destination airport:
Airspeed Oxford Mk.1 NM361: Delivered to 287 Squadron RAF 22-3-1945. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4-1-1946 when struck by Hawker Tempest Mk. V JB797 (also of 287 Squadron, RAF) at RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent while waiting to take off. The three occupants of the Oxford were unhurt, but the airframe was deemed "written off (damaged beyond economic repair"). The Hawker Tempest JB797 was, likewise, written off as "damaged beyond repair", but the pilot also escaped uninjured (see separate entry)


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.26
3. The Airspeed Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.181)
4. 287 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book) for the period 1/5/1941 to 30/6/1946: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/1622 at
5. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.93:

Revision history:

29-May-2021 22:54 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2021 09:27 sičak Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
30-Jul-2023 19:54 Dr. John Smith Updated

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