ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28343
Last updated: 1 October 2014
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Date:20-FEB-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson C.19
Owner/operator:TTS, RAF
Registration: VL312
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Barrule, Isle of Man -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton
Destination airport:RAF Jurby, Isle of Man
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed 20.2.1961 when flew into a hillside 1,480ft above sea level while in cloud, near North Barrule, Isle of Man. All six on board were killed

The Times, Tuesday, February 21 1961
SIX KILLED IN RAF ANSON CRASH INTO MOUNTAIN
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT
RAMSEY, ISLE OF MAN, FEB 20

Six lives were lost when a Royal Air Force Anson aircraft crashed into North Barrule mountain in fog in the Isle of Man today. The aircraft was bound from Wyton, Huntingdonshire, to Jurby, Isle of Man.

The aircraft was carrying a pilot and navigator and four others. The six bodies were brought to Ramsey. The point where the wreckage was found was about 300ft from the mountain top, which is about 2000ft high.

The six killed were

Wing Commander JL Aron, Brampton, Huntingdonshire;
Squadron Leader C Heseltine, Brampton;
Flight Lieutenant HD Furness, Bedford;
Flight Lieutenant BH Miller, Huntingdon;
Master Technician EN Robinson, Brampton; and
Flight Sergeant RJ Bridgeman, Cambridge.

Sources:
1. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=-895337&CATLN=7&accessmethod=5&j=1 (File Ref AVIA 5/40)
2. http://ico.org.uk/~/media/documents/decisionnotices/2012/fs_50418798.pdf
3. http://www.sohamgrammar.org.uk/postWW2-dead.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
5. http://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/RAF-Jurby.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Dec-2011 16:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2012 19:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
09-Apr-2012 15:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2013 13:40 bill Updated [Narrative]
20-Mar-2014 00:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
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