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Blenheim V BA920 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim V BA920

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  19 May 43 Aircraft Name  Blenheim V Serial Number  BA920
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Comilla Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr W D WEBSTER
Details [GWarner] Starboard flap failed on approach to Comilla, crash-landed in paddy-field; F/O Webster, F/Sgt Whyte, and Sgt A J Cheshire uninjured. [ORB] 07:50 Major Alder led a formation of 11 Bisleys on a sortie on villages in the Taungup area - Several different villages were bombed. Escorted by Mohawks. 12.30hours When making the approach to land after the sortie (11 ac sortie). Fg offr WEBSTER experienced failure of the starboard flap and was forced to land in a paddy field with extensive damage to the aircraft. The crew were all unhurt.

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