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Blenheim IV Z7990 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Blenheim IV Z7990



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  12 May 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  Z7990
Unit  60 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Asansol Country  India
Aircrew details
Details hit bump on runway at Asansol, attempted overshoot, lost power and crashed in paddy-field; crew injured. [ORB}. Three aircraft of East Coast flight arrived back at Asansol. One aircraft crashed in a paddy field about amile from teh aerodrome. Crew injured. Pilot superficially, observer more seriously. Cause of crash obscure. Engines failed to give full power when the pilot was forced to round again after a first attempted landing.
Source ORB


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