Bristol Blenheim P4907 (22/01/1940)

Bristol Blenheim P4907 was being utilised for a local flying exercise at RAF Bassingbourn on 22nd January 1940.

Its crew comprised:

  • F/O RB Barker
  • Others?

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows: RB Barker, after landing a Blenheim on the aerodrome, raised the undercarriage lever in error for the flap lever and collapsed his aircraft”


AM Form 1180

The AM Form 1180 shows “Retracted undercarriage in mistake for flaps”