Crash of an Avro 652 Anson C.19 in North Barrule: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VL312
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wyton – Jurby
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
While approaching RAF Jurby in poor weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck a hill and crashed at North Barulle, killing all six occupants. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to low clouds.
Crew:
W/Cdr J. L. Aron,
S/Ldr C. Heseltine,
F/Lt H. D. Furness,
F/Lt B. H. Miller,
M/Tech E. N. Robinson,
F/Sgt R. J. Bridgeman.