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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208196
Last updated: 11 October 2019
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Date:18-MAR-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:269 Squadron Royal Air Force (269 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6321
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barraston Glen, near Torrance, Stirlingshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Abbotsinch, Glasgow (GLA/EGPF)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Avro Anson Mk I K6321, 269 Squadron, RAF Abbotsinch: Written off (destroyed) 18/3/39 when crashed in fog, Barraston Glen, near Torrance, Stirlingshire. All four crew were killed

Sgt George Charles MacDonald killed
Sgt Hugh Lynn McPhee killed (New Zealander)
AC1 William George Reid killed
AC2 Donald MacDonald killed

According to a contemporary newspaper report ("The Ottawa Journal", Ottawa, Canada, Thursday, April 20, 1939 Page 2 - see link #7)

"R.A.F. Flyers Are Killed in Crash
GLASGOW, March 19.
(C.P.- Havas)
Four Royal Air Force flyers were killed Saturday when a scouting plane crashed at Camplie Hill, near here. The crash was apparently caused by fog. The four victims were Sergeants George Charles MacDonald and Hugh Lynn McPhee and Aircraftsmen William George Reid and Donald MacDonald."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 51)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-torrance-4-killed
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?22018-Anson-K6321-18-3-39-Crash-269-Sqn-Abbotsinch-Crew-Details&styleid=3
5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161684168/macdonald
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04853.php
7. The Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, Canada, Thursday, April 20, 1939 Page 2 at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/48213778/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2018 20:25 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Oct-2018 07:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
11-Oct-2019 22:07 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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