Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V N1489,
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Date:Thursday 29 August 1940
Time:00:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF
Registration: N1489
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hayhills Farm, Silsden Moor, West Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
(DY-C) The aircraft was on a cross-country exercise to the Isle of Man and back, when it encountered bad visibility and flew into high ground
742082 Sgt Norman Kelvin Bott RAFVR pilot killed
42828 P/O Alexander William Fletcher RAF pilot killed
747490 Sgt Charles William Cavey Fleming Harrison RAFVR observer killed
550484 Sgt Alan Steel RAF wireless operator killed
Sgt L G Smalley air gunner injured

Sources:

ORB 102 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2008 23:22 Anon. Added
26-Jun-2012 15:13 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 15:13 Nepa Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]]
31-May-2013 16:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-May-2024 21:51 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Operator]

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