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    Does anyone have the 1180 for this aircaft or any info of its crash.

    not sure if this one has been mixed up with another incident

    cheers

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    Hi
    Air Britain Serials P1000-R9999 records that the a/c swung on t/o for an op to Essen and hit an obstruction.It was abandoned and crashed 2 mls SSW of Filey, Yorks. Chorley Bomber Command Losses Vol 3 amplifies this:- it took off from Middleton St George at 2159 but collided with a dispersal platform(?) losing part of the u/c.The pilot F/Sgt J N Hobbs RCAF managed to keep control and after jettisoning the bombs and using up fuel the crew baled and left the a/c to crash at Hunmanby 2 mls SSW of Filey Yorks at 0030. The Flight Eng. Sgt Butler was injured
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    cheers for that prompt reply.

    what could the "dispersal platform" be???

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    Dispersal Platform? My guess would be mobile scaffolding for working on a high component such as an engine. Air Britain suggests it swung on t/o which could take it into an area off the runway where it would not normally go.
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    must of been struggling trying to take of

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