Collision on landing of Halifax MZ 564 and Mosquito DZ 377 at RAF Foulsham

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Collision on landing of Halifax MZ 564 and Mosquito DZ 377 at RAF Foulsham
RAF Form 1180

Description

Details of collision on landing of Halifax MZ 564 and Mosquito DZ 377 at RAF Foulsham. Aircraft of 192 Squadron had no navigation lights due to operation and Halifax radio was unserviceable. Details damage to aircraft. Notes from air officer commanding and air officer commanding-in-chief that the senior flying control officer was posted considered not competent. Note added by Squadron Leader Banks, station intelligence officer.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Andy Hamilton

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Two page handwritten document

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SDexterKI127249v10019, SDexterKI127249v10020

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[inserted] Annex “G” [/inserted]
[underlined] EXTRACT FROM RAF FORM 1180 (ACCIDENT RECORD CARD) [/underlined]

Date: 28.4.44
Aircraft: HALIFAX III
Serial: MZ 564
Engine: HERCULES XVI
Serial: 390963
Serial: 426731
Serial: 473204
Serial: 426925
Location: FOULSHAM NORFOLK.

Unit: 192 SQDN
Group: 100
Command: Bomber
Duty: SPECIAL DUTY
Accident Time: 03.52
Flight Duration: 3HR. 5MINS
Casualties: NIL.

[underlined] REMARKS [/underlined]

“On landing, A/C collided with MOSQUITO DZ 377 which had landed just in front.
Pilot should not have been at 500’ in funnel or have accepted steady green as permission to land.
Port U/C collapsed on collision
R/T failed. Halifax on 1196 Mosquito on VHF could not hear each other.
Extreme darkness. A/C did not see each other until after collision.
C. of I. Accident due to juxtaposition of

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A/C in funnel. No navigation lights owing to air raid warning, and Halifax’s RT being U/S.

A.O.C. and A.O.C in C: - Concur. S.F.C.O. (Senior Flying Control Officer) posted and reduced – not considered competent. “

[inserted] With the loss / damage of two a/c a scapegoat had to be found!
Comment by S/L AN Banks S.I.O. [/inserted]

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Collision on landing of Halifax MZ 564 and Mosquito DZ 377 at RAF Foulsham,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9396.

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