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Narrative:Crashed and burned on takeoff during operation for Return Ferry Service. Veered off runway across the grass and past the control tower, struck a small building and then an embankment. It then plunged over the embankment to the railway line, where it burst into flames.
Consolidated YB-24/LB-30A Liberator
|Owner/operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 169|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Heathfield AD *, Ayr, Scotland -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Heathfield, Ayr|
22 onboard killed.
* Heathfield aerodrome is located at Prestwick. Relics of the runway can clearly be seen on Google Earth, just ca. 500 m WSW of threshold RWY 03 of today's Prestwick airport.
- Air-Britain Archive, September 2012, p. 101
- JF Baugher
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