Date & Time: Sep 9, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Avro 652 Anson
Operator:
Registration:
K6187
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a maritime survey flight over The Channel. En route, both engines failed, forcing the pilot to ditch the aircraft off Calais. All four crew were rescued while the aircraft sunk and was lost.
Crew (206th Squadron):
P/O H. M. F. Barnitt,
P/O R. T. Kean,
AC1 Caulfield,
LAC Thompson.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure caused by fuel exhaustion.