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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163874
Last updated: 5 March 2020
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Date:21-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha I
Owner/operator:3 SGR Royal Air Force (3 SGR RAF)
Registration: L6207
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Heathfield -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick
Destination airport:RAF Prestwick
Narrative:
In the circuit at Prestwick, on final, one aircraft descended on top of 6207, with the wheel coming into the cockpit. The lower pilot nosed over and turned away, but a collision took place. The upper aircraft crashed, but the lower was partially controllable, but flying away from the airfield. The pilot struggled with the aircraft, but elected to land after crossing the next line of trees. Miraculously, Heathfield airstrip was there, so he put it down with no injuries to crew.

Sources:

My father was the pilot of 6207.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2014 08:28 siubud Added
15-Feb-2014 08:29 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
15-Feb-2014 08:29 harro Updated [Other fatalities]
23-Feb-2014 18:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
23-Feb-2014 18:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-Oct-2018 19:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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