Date & Time: Jul 21, 1939
Operator:
Registration:
L4290
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
MSN:
35500
YOM:
1939
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training mission on behalf of the 148th Squadron. After take off from RAF Stradishall, while climbing, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion in a field located in Milborne Port. All three occupants were killed.
Crew:
I. V. Barton,
Y. P. Wilson,
J. A. Lowery.
Probable cause:
Possible spatial disorientation while climbing into clouds.