Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V N1355,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22194
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Date:Tuesday 20 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:77 Sqn RAF
Registration: N1355
MSN: AWA.1519
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Cottam, East Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Cottam, East Yorkshire
Whitley N1355 was built to contract 75147/38 by Armstrong Whitworth Ltd. at Baginton and was awaiting collection on 7th September 1939. It was delivered to 78 Squadron at Dishforth on 15th September 1939 when the unit moved in from Ternhill. Before the end of the month the aircraft had been transferred to 77 Squadron at Driffield (and coded "KN-X"). On 4th October 1939 it suffered Cat.M/FA damage at Driffield when the undercarriage collapsed on landing. It was repaired on site and returned to the unit. On 15th April 1940 it moved with unit to Kinloss and returned to Driffield on 4th May 1940. On 20th August 1940 it sustained damage when its undercarriage gave way on landing at Cottom and initially Cat.R(b)/FA damage was recorded. 741435 Sgt James Walter Ward RAFVR pilot was uninjured.

After dis-assembly and road transportation to A.W.Ltd, at Baginton it was re-assessed and they rendered the aircraft as beyond economic repair and it was struck off charge on 22nd September 1940.



Revision history:

04-Aug-2008 23:22 Anon. Added
09-May-2013 07:47 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Oct-2018 18:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 14:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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