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Crash of a Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress in Belfast: 6 killed

Accident description

  • Aug 10, 1942
  • FK207
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Military
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • 2676
  • 1941
  • Belfast-Nutts Corner, Antrim
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 6
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • While approaching Belfast-Nutts Corner Airport, the aircraft lost speed, dove into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion as it was loaded with bombs. All six crew members were killed.
    Crew:
    Gordon Sanderson, pilot,
    Ernie Bristow, copilot,
    David Capel, air gunner,
    Vic Fretter, air gunner,
    Phil Foster, air gunner,
    Harry Garcia, air gunner.