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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181194
Last updated: 20 January 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Squadron Royal Air Force (233 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8845
C/n / msn: ZS-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Eden Estuary off Shelly Point, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (EGQL)
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (EGQL)
Narrative:
On 5th September 1939, Anson Mk.I K8845 "ZS-N" of No.233 Squadron, RAF Leuchars was lost in a forced landing off Shelly Point, Fife: While returning from patrol a submerging submarine was spotted. Aircraft bombed the submarine, receiving shrapnel damage in wing fuel tanks, leading to fuel shortage on return to base. the Anson force landed in the River Eden Estuary. It transpired that sub was "one of ours" - HMS Seahorse, and she received minor damage.

Crew:
Pilot: 36185 Pilot Officer George James Denzil Yorke RAF OK. (later died 12/04/40)
Co-pilot: 58014 Sgt. David John Muir RAF OK, (later died 20/08/41)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976)
2. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1 by Ross McNeil
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-raf-leuchars-1
4. https://www.aviationartprints.com/airframe_data.php?FrameID=25153


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Nov-2015 07:19 JINX Added
12-Jan-2016 20:28 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
13-Nov-2016 18:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 05:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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