Date & Time: Feb 10, 1940 at 2145 LT
Operator:
Registration:
K7255
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abingdon - Abingdon
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a night training mission around the RAF Abingdon. While completing a circuit at low height on approach to the airfield, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in flames in Boars Hill. Two crew were killed while the third occupant was injured.
Crew (97th Squadron):
P/O W. C. Bligh, †
Sgt R. F. C. Dupe, †
AC2 R. T. Casson.
Causes:
Poor judgment on part of the crew while performing an approach by night.