Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk II K8961,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224024
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Date:Saturday 9 September 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk II
Owner/operator:77 Sqn RAF
Registration: K8961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Buc Airport, Buc, Yvelines 78 -   France
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:Buc Airport, Buc, Yvelines
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk.II K8961 "KN-D" of 77 Squadron, RAF. Written off (damaged beyond repair) on combat operations 9.9.39. One of the crew members was Flying Officer Gordon Learmouth "Raffy" Raphael. He departed for his mission at 23:35. Aircraft took off from RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire, with the target being Essen, Germany. (Aircraft routed RAF-Driffield-Essen-Buc Airport)

After landing at Buc Airport, crew vacated the runway to reach their allocated parking place, when the aircraft collided with a parked Dewoitine. All five crewmen were evacuated safely while both aircraft were damaged beyond repair. Visibility was reduced due to foggy conditions. Crew from 77 Squadron.



Revision history:

15-Apr-2019 18:17 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Apr-2019 10:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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