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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152971
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:10-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:6 FPP ATA
Registration: W5103
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bleaklow, Peak District -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Sherburn-in-Elmet
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden
Narrative:
On 10 December 1941 1st Officer Thomas Williams Rogers of 6 FPP, Air Transport Auxiliary, was ferrying the brand new Botha I W5103 from Blackburnís factory at Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds, to RAF Hawarden, near Chester. The exact cause of the crash is unknown, the official report suggesting First Officer Rogers had encountered cloud and flew on, trying to maintain visual contact with the ground. The pilot was attempting to fly above the cloud which covered the hills and it is thought he was descending thinking that he had cleared the hills but a head wind may have slowed his progress and therefore meant he was still over the hills as he descended. The aircraft struck the moorland on Round Hill, Bleaklow, 5 miles northeast of Glossop. The pilot was killed and the aircraft was destroyed.


Sources:

http://www.raf-lichfield.co.uk/ATA%20Casualties.htm
http://peakwreckhunters.blogspot.com/2008/08/blackburn-botha-w5103-raf.html
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts/3034943765/
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/peak-district/blackburn-botha-w5103-round-hill/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleaklow
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=53.460000&lon=-1.862600&z=12


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Feb-2013 05:58 PKM Added
23-Mar-2013 00:33 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2013 19:13 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
19-Aug-2014 02:48 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2015 17:14 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2018 17:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Nov-2018 20:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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