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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145810
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:153 Squadron Royal Air Force (153 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7573
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moneyreagh near RAF Ballyhalbert, Co Down, Northern Ireland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Ballyhalbert, Down
Destination airport:
A later report into the flying accident stated: Sgt Wills was seen to enter a laige white cloud in steep turnt at 9000ft. Wills was next seen 1000ft below heavy cloud and flying in heavy rain towards hills. The aircraft was seen to do a steep turn left and crah.
F/Sgt (Aus400746) Stanley Donald WILLS (pilot) RAAF - killed
Sgt (777621) Gordon Charles EDWARDS (obs) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (1212906) William Richard WILLIS (obs) RAFVR - killed


Revision history:

24-May-2012 02:07 Nepa Added
18-Mar-2015 13:04 AlLah Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Oct-2015 09:29 Anon. Updated [Location]
15-May-2021 21:24 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator]

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