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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19681
Last updated: 29 June 2020
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Date:07-FEB-1942
Time:19:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:3 SGR Royal Air Force (3 SGR RAF)
Registration: L6249
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:New Brighton beach, Merseyside, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Northcoates
Destination airport:Squires Gate
Narrative:
On 7 February 1942 the Botha I L6249 of 3 School of General Reconnaissance RAF (3 SGR) was returning to its base of Squires Gate from Northcoates when it hit a barrage balloon cable whilst over the River Mersey. The aircraft had to force land on the beach at New Brighton at 1920 hrs. Both crew, Flg Off Jackson-Smith and Plt Off Griffin, were rescued, slightly injured, by the crew of the barge G. of the Liverpool Balloon Barrage. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and was salvaged.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4806-420207-Unaccounted-airmen-7-2-1942
http://www.historyofwallasey.co.uk/wallasey/Wallasey_Aviation/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brighton,_Merseyside
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/north-west/wirral/new-brighton/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-May-2008 11:33 JINX Added
16-Feb-2012 03:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
06-Aug-2013 19:12 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
07-Jan-2016 18:50 Jixn Updated [Operator, Nature]
31-Jan-2018 09:28 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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