Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk IV K9026,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22159
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Date:Saturday 2 March 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk IV
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: K9026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth
Destination airport:RAF Dishforth
(ZA-O) The aircraft was returning from operations on Berlin when it crashed on approach to Dishforth
two engines failed on approach due to lack of fuel. Aircraft crashed in field a quarter of a mile short of runway due to low altitude when engines cut out. Hit a tree on crashing. Severe damage to aircraft.
Sgt A S Johnson RAF pilot ok
F/Lt P J Harrington RAF pilot ok
Sgt W B Lyma RAF observer ok
LAC P McQuade RAF wireless operator ok
AC G A Chalmers RAF air gunner ok


10 Squandron Record of Events document AIR27/141/14 held by National Archives uk which includes full details of incident

Revision history:

04-Aug-2008 09:55 Anon. Added
17-Jun-2013 17:38 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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