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Last updated: 10 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Registration: G-AGKP
C/n / msn: ex.LR296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 5 miles from RAF stn Leuchars, Fife, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Stockholm/Bromma, Sweden
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Ex-RAF Mosquito LR296: Civil registered as G-AGKP (C of A 7063/C of R 9521/1) 18/4/44 to BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), Victoria, London SW.1 (aircraft usually based at RAF Leuchars). Written off (destroyed) when crashed into the North Sea 5 miles off Scottish coast (near RAF Leuchars, Fife) inbound from Stockholm, 19/8/1944.
F/Lt (71751) Gilbert RAE OBE (pilot) BOAC (RAFO) - killed
2nd Radio Officer Donald Trevor ROBERTS (nav.) BOAC - killed
Capt. Bernard William Basil ORTON (pass.) BOAC - killed


1. De Havilland Mosquito: The Original Multirole Combat Aircraft By Philip Birtles
2. BOAC Special". Aeroplane. No. April 2015. Stamford: Key Publishing. pp. 2649. ISSN 0143-7240.

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Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2009 01:46 NePa Updated
10-Jan-2010 23:27 NePa Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
19-May-2010 23:34 Chris W Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2011 02:37 Nepa Updated [Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2012 12:03 Nepa Updated [Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2013 15:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-Sep-2014 08:26 Investig Updated [Location, Narrative]
21-Aug-2015 12:11 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-May-2018 18:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2018 17:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Feb-2019 20:15 Nepa Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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