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Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson I in RAF Thornaby: 1 killed

Accident description

  • Aug 15, 1940
  • N7316
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Thornaby AFB, North Yorkshire
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • An engine failed shortly after take off from RAF Thornaby. The crew attempted to make an emergency landing when the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field. A pilot was killed while the second occupant was seriously injured.
    Crew (220th Squadron):
    S/L D. W. Lydall, pilot,
    P/O James Taylor Wardlaw, pilot. †
  • Engine failure.