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    Default 10 OTU Abingdon crash landing

    Trying to find out more information on a crash landing returning from night x-country flight 18 March 1943. Whitley V 200. Uptime 1925 downtime 2225. Info taken from my Uncle's logbook - other than the navigational x-country points he just says "recalled - crash landed"

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    Aircraft serial was BD200.

    Form 1180 can be obtained from RAF Museum Hendon.

    Aircraft flying at 1000 ft through low stratus cloud. Smoke and flames from starboard engine. Pilot closed throttle and flames stopped - did not switch off or fully feather as he thought it might be useful in emergency. Saw three lights of Drem system, decended through cloud but did not break cloud until at 700 ft. Was then too far away from aerdrome.

    Emergency landing u/c up on aerodrome.

    C of I Not a case of fire in the air - flames undoubtebly from exhaust.

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    Thanks Ross. Did you get that info from the ORBs?

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    Not from ORB, as given in the post, it's from the Form 1180 which is held by the RAF Museum, Hendon.

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    Do you know if a C of I was routine after an accident? I thought they were fairly rare?

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    Called for if there was doubt on the cause or if a common theme seemed to be occuring in several unrelated accidents.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11840-RAF-Form-412-Proceedings-of-Court-of-Inquiry

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    Rodger

    Might be worth looking at the Appendices to the Abingdon 10 OTU ORB (AIR 29/640) at Kew. It contains lots of detail that the main ORB (AIR29/638) doesn't have. I've found it useful for details of the earliest 419 Flight Special Duties ops.

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    Thanks for that deadrock - I'll check it out

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