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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71958
Last updated: 8 February 2020
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Date:24-FEB-1940
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:TDU Royal Air Force (TDU RAF)
Registration: L6111
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In sea at Spithead, N of Isle of Wight -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Gosport
Narrative:
Aircraft from RAF Torpedo Development Unit, Gosport. During mine-dropping exerises at Spithead, north of Ryde, the aircraft hit the sea. The pilot and crew were able to get into their rubber dinghy before the aircraft sank.

Sources:

Battle in the Skies over the Isle of Wight
H J T Leal
Isle of Wight County Press. 1988.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2010 03:40 John Baker Added
17-Jun-2013 17:36 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
26-Dec-2013 18:06 PKM Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
02-Jan-2014 20:26 PKM Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Nov-2018 08:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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