Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk III LW210,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231263
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Date:Monday 5 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF
Registration: LW210
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Nunthorpe Grove, York, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Crashed as a result of severe icing climbing through thick cloud. The WO/AG was the only crew member who managed to bail out and suffered injuries upon impact with a wall. Six crew members died as well as five civilians as the aircraft impacted on an housing estate. A further eighteen persons were injured as a result of the crash.
The plane was on a bombing mission to Chemnitz, Germany.

Pilot : Flight Lieutenant Ivor Emerson RCAF J/11482 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Pilot Officer Walter Thomas Symes RAFVR 195926 (NCO:1850682) [Killed]
Navigator : Flying Officer Alick Matheson Hutchison RCAF J/39872 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Flying Officer Thomas Marnoch Campbell RCAF J/39018 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Pilot Officer John Low RCAF J/91020 [Injured]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Pilot Officer John Neil MacDougall RCAF J/94554 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Pilot Officer Raymond Hilton Turner RCAF J/94478 [Killed]

Mrs Lydia Helstrip Civilian Age 80 [Killed]
Mr Richard Herbert Moll Civilian Age 67 [Killed]
Mrs Laura Thompson Civilian Age 74 [Killed]

Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

09-Dec-2019 10:18 gerard57 Added
09-Dec-2019 10:21 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
18-Dec-2019 22:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 17:49 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
08-Aug-2021 14:37 tachel Updated [Cn, Nature, Source]
08-Aug-2021 14:53 tachel Updated [Cn]
08-Aug-2021 14:57 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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