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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144980
Last updated: 24 June 2017
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Date:23-JAN-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:9 FPP RAF
Registration: R3399
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marshside district, Southport, Lancashire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Carlisle
Destination airport:RAF Harwarden
Narrative:
On 22 January 1941 Flight Lieutenant Dennis Brian Brooks (39707) of No 9 Ferry Pilots Pool based at Hawarden had ferried two other pilots to Kirkbride from Hawarden, he then flew to Carlisle where he stayed the night. The next morning Flight Lieutenant Brooks set out for Hawarden in poor visibility and arrived in the vicinity of Hawarden in fog, Flight Lieutenant Brooks was unable to locate the aerodrome and after turning North with very little fuel in the tanks, attempted to land on a small recreation ground in the Marshside district of Southport, adjacent to Marshside Road. The aircraft, the Anson I R3399, collided with a sports pavilion and was destroyed. Flight Lieutenant Brooks died shortly later on arrival at hospital.

Sources:

http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/R3399.htm
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2332-Unaccounted-airmen-23-1-1941
http://www.ukserials.com/serials-older-0r.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southport
http://southport.streetmapof.co.uk/marshside-road/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2012 22:13 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2013 10:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-Aug-2013 07:55 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Oct-2015 17:47 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Jan-2017 20:55 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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