Date & Time: Mar 18, 1942 at 1325 LT
Type of aircraft:
Vickers 290 Wellington I
Mount Farm - Mount Farm
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Two pilots and one instructor were performing a training flight on behalf of the fifteenth Army Training School. After rotation, the aircraft encountered problems to gain height. It hit the tail of a parked Lockheed Hudson, stalled and crashed in flames near the runway end. Quickly on scene, SAR teams were able to evacuate a pilot seriously injured while both other occupants were killed.
Poor judgment on part of the crew who was not sufficiently trained and experienced, causing the loss of control of the aircraft just after lift off.