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Last updated: 17 April 2020
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Date:12-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:Blackburn Denny
Registration: L6390
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Walkinshaw, Renfrew -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire
Destination airport:Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire
Narrative:
Dived into ground near Abbotsinch during manufacturer's test flight 12 June 1940. Both crew killled

Crew of Botha L6390:
Aircraftman 2nd Class Frank R. Haines, RAF 545488, killed 12/06/1940, buried at Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Pilot Officer (Test Pilot) Cecil T. Locke, RAFVR 72999, killed 12/06/1940, Elloughton (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire, UK

Locke's death is registered at Renfrew, place of death given as East Walkinshaw, Renfrew. This is now hard by Glasgow (Abbotsinch) Airport. Which means that he probably was the pilot of this plane: Botha I - L6390 - 'Makers' - dived into ground near Abbotsinch

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2407812/locke,-cecil-thomas/
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2710174/haines,-frank-richard/
4. https://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=51
5. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/507102-blackburn-botha-crashes-1940-a.html
6. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/unit_unknown.html#1206


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2014 07:22 PKM Added
11-Sep-2019 04:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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