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Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford I in RAF Sealand

Accident description

  • Jan 22, 1940
  • L4611
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Sealand - Sealand
  • Sealand AFB, Flintshire
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The crew was engaged in a training exercise on behalf of the 5th FTS in RAF Sealand. After take off, the twin engine aircraft encountered problems to gain height and hit an obstacle located at the end of the runway before crashing on the ground. While both crewmen were injured, the aircraft was destroyed.
  • The takeoff procedure was completed in icing conditions and the aircraft has not been deiced prior to departure.