Date & Time: Jan 6, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Avro 652 Anson
Operator:
Registration:
K6246
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Thorney Island - Thorney Island
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a maritime patrol mission along the south coast of England. While cruising at low height in poor visibility due to foggy conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit a hill located in Saint Catherine's Down, north of Niton, Isle of Wight. A crewmen (C. M. Ritter) was seriously injured while all three other occupants were killed.
Crew (48th Squadron):
C. M. Ritter 3.