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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19731
Last updated: 31 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:3 RDFS Royal Air Force (3 RDFS RAF)
Registration: L6418
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Girvan, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick
Destination airport:RAF Prestwick
Engine failed & ditched in sea. One trainee radio operator trapped in aircraft by radio console. Survivors spent 3 hrs in a dinghy.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999

My father was the pilot of 6418

Revision history:

22-May-2008 05:04 JINX Added
15-Feb-2014 08:16 siubud Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 19:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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