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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138354
Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:27-AUG-1941
Time:c. 1505
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:3 SGR Royal Air Force (3 SGR RAF)
Registration: L6509
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:16
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blackpool Central Railway Station -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Squires Gate
Destination airport:RAF Squires Gate
Narrative:
The Botha was struck in mid-air by Defiant N1745 and crashed onto the booking hall of Blackpool Central Railway Station, exploding in flames.
The three men aboard the Botha died as well as 8 civilians in the station.
Six other civilians died later from their injuries.
The 2 crew of the Defiant lost their lives as well.

P/O A.A.Horne, P/O K.J.A.Sale, Mr Frank Longson ( fitter employed by Brooklands Aviation ) and 14 civilian men, women and children.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Article in NZ Aviation News. Sept.2011.
http://laituk.org/Botha-Defiant.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Sep-2011 23:32 angels one five Added
04-Sep-2011 00:01 angels one five Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2011 00:28 angels one five Updated [Date]
25-Jan-2012 14:50 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2012 23:51 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2013 02:00 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator]
07-Mar-2018 09:17 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
10-Jul-2019 07:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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