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Blenheim V AZ887 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim V AZ887

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  05 Nov 43 Aircraft Name  Blenheim V Serial Number  AZ887
Unit  ATP Operating Airfield  Poona Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Sgt Philip James RUSS*(656508)
Details one flap jammed down, one up, dived into ground mile west of Poona; F/Sgt P. Russ (Pilot) and 37 people on ground killed. . Blenheim MkV 887 crashed on final cross wind approach of landing. Pilot Sgt Russ killed. No crew. Many natives in camp village which aircraft hit were also killed or injured. Court of Enquiry held. Provision of a second crash tender necessary
Source ORB

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