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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210246
Last updated: 30 January 2021
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Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:Turnhouse SF Royal Air Force (Turnhouse SF RAF)
Registration: N3806
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Middle Norton, Ratho, 3 miles SW of RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian
Destination airport:
Miles Magister Mk.I N3806, RAF Turnhouse Station Flight: Written off (destroyed) 23/12/39 when dived into the ground at Middle Norton, Ratho, three miles South West of RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Midlothian. Pilot (and sole occupant) - Flt Lt Frank Gower-Jones (Service Number 22136, aged 34) - was killed

The death certificate for Flt Lt Gower-Jones records his death at Middle Norton, Ratho, South of Turnhouse airfield. Pilot was buried at Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. The Times, London, 2 December 1940

Revision history:

30-Apr-2018 20:44 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Jun-2018 00:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
25-Nov-2018 18:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Nov-2019 23:04 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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