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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19778
Last updated: 17 July 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:10 AOS Royal Air Force (10 AOS RAF)
Registration: L6539
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cairnsmore of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 2 March 1942 the Botha I L6539 of 10 AOS RAF flew into high ground Cairnsmore, Kirkcudbright. One of the crew, LAC Douglas James Thom (wireless operator/air gunner under training), died from a fractured skull. Three other were injured, including the pilot, Sgt Dixon, and the navigator who were not strapped in.


Revision history:

22-May-2008 22:21 JINX Added
08-Mar-2016 11:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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