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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235979
Last updated: 13 May 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:8 Air Gunner School Royal Air Force (8 Air Gunner School RAF)
Registration: W5081
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dalcross, Highland, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Botha I W5081 of 8 Air Gunner School RAF dived into ground near Dalcross, east of Inverness, Scotland. The pilot, Flt Sgt Ian Telfer, and two of the three trainees aboard, LAC Leslie Hutt (wireless operator/air gunner under training) and Cpl Ernest Gournac FAFL (wireless operator/observer under training), were killed instantly. The fourth man aboard, Cpl-Chef Eugene Aubry FAFL (wireless operator/air gunner under training) was severely injured and was transferred to Fort George Military Hospital where he died.

Both Aubry and Gournac came from French Polynesia and had enlisted into the FAFL (Free French Air Force) after Tahiti joined Free France.

"Aviateurs de la liberté. Mémorial des Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres", by Colonel Henry Lafont, ISBN 2-904521-46-1,-4.0707&spn=0.01,0.01&t=m&q=57.5267,-4.0707

Revision history:

13-May-2020 09:25 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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