Crash of a Blackburn B-26 Botha in Ellerker: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 8, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L6205
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Brough - Brough
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot Douglas Frank Charles Brecknell was performing a test flight on behalf of the Blackburn manufacturer based in Brough. The accident occurred en route in unknown circumstances. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Blackburn B-26 Botha in Flixborough: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 5, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L6129
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Brough - Brough
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Both pilots were conducting a test flight on this B-26 Botha. En route, in unknown circumstances, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in flames in an open field. Both test pilots were killed.
Crew:
F/O B. R. Rolfe,
J. B. E. Johnson.

Crash of a Blackburn B-26 Botha I off Ryde

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1940 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
L6111
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lee-on-Solent - Lee-on-Solent
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a mine laying practice flight from the RAF Lee-on-the-Solent that he left in the morning. While cruising between Ryde and Gosport, the pilot encountered unknown technical problems and decided to ditch the aircraft off Ryde, Isle of Wight. All four occupants were able to take place in a dinghy while the aircraft sank by a depth of 22 meters.