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    Default LAC Innes N. 978314 killed 18/3/43 90 Sqn flying accident

    Hello,

    I am researching the death at dispersal of LAC Norman Innes 978314 killed 18/3/43. The ORB indicates he was killed in flying accident accident involving Stirlings W7267 & BK693 at dispersal at 14.15 hrs. A Court of Investigation was set up under S/Ldr. Butterfield D.F.C. of 1657 HCU, does anyone know the results of this or where I might find them?

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    Sam

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    Default Re: LAC Innes N. 978314 killed 18/3/43 90 Sqn flying accident

    I cannot help with the enquiry findings but looks like W7627 might have swung on take off and hit BK693.

    http://s743864810.websitehome.co.uk/90sqlosses.htm

    Pilot:
    Overton, J F/O inj
    Crew: Unknown
    Aircraft: Stirling I - W7627
    Code: WP-E
    Target: Training

    18-Mar-1943

    Took off at 14:15 from Ridgewell

    Swung out of control and collided with a parked Stirling BK693, which was repaired, although later lost over Hamburg. F/O Overton had arrived from 1657 HCU two days before. See next entry and the next.

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    Default Re: LAC Innes N. 978314 killed 18/3/43 90 Sqn flying accident

    Hi bvs,

    Thanks for you reply. The inference from the available info is that the cause was pilot error, I wondered if that was so or if mechanical failure played a part.

    Best wishes,

    Sam

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