Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk VI G-AGGF, 17 Aug 1943
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18796
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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 B Mk VI
Owner/operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
Registration: G-AGGF
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
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland
Destination airport:Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mosquito HJ720: (G-AGGF) Took off for a Cargo flight, flying to Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 17/08/1943. Soon after take-off he radioed that he was returning to RAF Leuchars. No more was heard. Aircraft crashed when on approach to RAF Leuchars. 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.
Capt. Louis Alfred WILKINS (pilot, aged 39) BOAC - killed
F/Sgt (1111883) Harold BEAUMONT (obs) RAFVR - killed

F/Sgt H Beaumont RAFVR buried at Kincardine and Capt L.A Wilkins of BOAC, memorial at Dundee Crematorium


1. Mosquito: Martin C. Sharp & Michael J F Bowyer. London: Faber,1971 pp.332 &.335



Wreckage of Mosquito G-AGGF on Easter Balloch Hill 17 June 2017 de Havilland Mosquito de Havilland Mosquito de Havilland Mosquito de Havilland Mosquito


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

Revision history:

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]
06-Dec-2021 19:05 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
31-Jul-2022 19:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Dec-2022 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]

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