Date & Time: Apr 13, 1940 at 2335 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro 652 Anson
Operator:
Registration:
N5193
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Waddington - Waddington
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a SAR mission following the disappearance of a RAF Hampden registered L4064. The aircraft left RAF Waddington at 1745. At the end of the evening, while cruising south of Grimsby, both engines failed due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot attempted an emergency landing and the aircraft eventually crash landed in a field. All four crew members were injured.
Crew (50th Squadron):
P/O R. D. Wawn,
Sgt B. Pollard,
Sgt A. Wappnett,
Cpl R. L. H. Smith.
Probable cause:
Dual engine failure caused by fuel exhaustion.