Date & Time: Apr 1, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Airspeed AS.10 Oxford
Operator:
Registration:
L4569
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sealand - Sealand
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew (two student pilots and one instructor) was performing a training exercise. During the take off run, the gear were retracted prematurely. The aircraft skidded on its belly, swerved and came to rest on the runway. While all three occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Crew:
AC1 Henry E. Pugh,
Sgt John G. Stewart 1.
Probable cause:
Undercarriage prematurely retracted during the take off run.