Halifax L9486 (20/10/1941 [Non Op])

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) shows that the aircraft was classified as CAT AC on 20th October 1941; it was repaired and returned to the squadron on 12th November 1941.

No details are available, but it is understood that one of the engines caught fire whilst in the air; the fire was extinguished by the crew.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 1180

There does not appear to be an AM Form 1180 (Accident Card) for this incident

Vickers Wellesley K7748 (20/10/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7748 was being utilised for a High Level Bombing exercise at RAF Worthy Down on 20th October 1937.

Its crew comprised:

  • J Northrop
  • Unknown

The AM Form 1180 shows “Lost speed and stalled 10 ft. from the ground. Trunnion bolt on starboard forestay sheared. C. of I. noted that pilot experience limited both generally and on type”

Vickers Wellesley K7738 (20/10/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7738 was being utilised for a Cross Country, and D/F and W/T Exercise on 20th October 1937.

Its crew comprised:

  • Sgt Thomas Eric Moon (Pilot)
  • Sgt Vernon Hedley
  • AC George John Nunn

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Two aircraft set out on a long distance cross country to Sealand, Orfordness, North Coates Fitties and return. The aircraft piloted by Sgt Moon crashed in fog near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, the pilot and passengers (Sgt Hedley and AC Nunn) being killed.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 1180

AM Form 1180 states “Came down too low in bad visibility to xx xx and xx totally lost control and flew into the ground. Did not ascertain position by D/F or get report of weather on his D/F position as he should have done”