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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71958
Last updated: 8 February 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: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.)
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Gosport
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.


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

Revision history:

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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