Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI HJ731, Thursday 31 January 1946
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Date:Thursday 31 January 1946
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:13 OTU RAF
Registration: HJ731
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF stn Hornby, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hampstead Norris, Berkshire
Destination airport:RAF Hornby, North Yorkshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Mosquito HJ731: Took off for training flight. 31/01/1946.
The starboard engine caught fire, and was feathered by the pilot, who then attempted an immediate emergency landing at RAF Hornby. The aircraft struck a tree during the attempted landing, and was destroyed.
Crew:
F/O (167252) Stanley Mclntyre BLACKBALL (pilot) RAFVR - killed

Hornby is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies on a minor road between Great Smeaton and Appleton Wiske. It lies roughly 9 miles from Northallerton, 9 miles from Darlington, and 7 miles from Yarm

Sources:

1.http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
2.ORB 13 OTU RAF
3.https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4100360
4.http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
5.http://www.dtvmovements.co.uk/Info/Mil/QuickRefUK.htm
6. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RAF_owned_HA100.html
7.CWGC: https://www.cwgc.org.
8. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57624346/stanley-mcintyre-blackhall
9. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices/notice?results-page-size=10
10. https://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=3887
11. https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/290011/
12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornby,_Hambleton

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2010 11:00 NePa Added
06-Feb-2012 07:56 Nepa Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2014 07:42 Victor Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Sep-2015 12:11 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
11-Sep-2019 10:09 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]
10-Nov-2019 22:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2019 16:01 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]
31-May-2021 21:27 Anon. Updated [Source, Operator]
01-Jun-2021 20:17 Anon. Updated [Operator]
05-Jun-2021 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Jun-2021 21:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
21-Jun-2021 15:51 Next Updated [Time, Source, Operator]
28-Nov-2021 21:34 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
19-Jul-2023 21:26 Nepa Updated

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