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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18796
Last updated: 14 April 2019
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Date:17-AUG-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk VI
Owner/operator:BOAC
Registration: G-AGGF
C/n / msn: ex.HJ720
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Easter Balloch Hill, Glenlee, Invermark, Angus, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland
Destination airport:Stockholm/Bromma
Narrative:
Mosquito HJ720 (G-AGGF) Crashed when on approach to Leuchars. Capt.Wilkins, leading the operation, and his radio officer Beaumont, left RAF Leuchars on 17 August, 1943. Soon after take-off he radioed that he was returning. No more was heard, but a gamekeeper on 8 September found wreckage in Glen Esk. The aircraft had hit a mountain at 2,500 feet on approach in bad weather, and had become BOAC first Mosquito loss.
Crew:
Capt. Louis Alfred WILKINS (pilot) BOAC - killed
F/Sgt (1111883) Harold BEAUMONT (obs) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
http://www.goodall.com.au/warbirds-directory-v6/de-havilland.pdf
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11614-430817-Unaccounted-airmen-17-8-1943


Images:


Easter Balloch, Glen Lee. GR NO 347809 18 Nov 2012

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
23-Nov-2009 10:45 NePa Updated
10-Jan-2010 23:27 NePa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Mar-2011 15:03 Nepa Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2011 09:10 Nepa Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2011 02:08 Nepa Updated [Location]
21-Nov-2012 07:54 Anon. Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2013 14:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Aug-2014 13:34 Depak Updated [Location]
30-Jul-2015 18:25 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
12-Dec-2015 19:34 Jimi Updated [Narrative]
13-Mar-2016 20:20 Depak Updated [Narrative]
13-Mar-2016 20:21 Depak Updated [Source]
30-Aug-2018 20:10 Nepa Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Operator]
09-Sep-2018 17:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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