Date & Time: Sep 9, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-414 Hudson
Operator:
Registration:
N7337
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Silloth - Silloth
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew were on a training flight from Silloth in Cumbria. They had been briefed to remain in areas free of fog and low cloud, however the aircraft ended up in low cloud. People living in the villages to the east of North Barrule heard the aircraft fly over head and then the sound of the aircraft crashing. The aircraft burst into flames and was completely destroyed.
Crew (1st OTU):
Sgt John Bruton Healey, pilot,
Sgt Joseph Anthony Moore, pilot,
Sgt Norman Eric Eggleton, wireless operator and air gunner,
Sgt Reginald Joseph Clarke.
Source: http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/isleofman/iomn7337.htm