Date & Time: Aug 31, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Blackburn B-26 Botha
Operator:
Registration:
L6165
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Thornaby - Thornaby
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a training mission over the North Sea. While returning to his base, the pilot was forced to leave the area due to the presence of enemy aircraft. Shortly later, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea. No trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found.
Crew (608th Squadron):
P/O T. H. Creed, pilot,
P/O Barrett,
AC1 T. E. R. Corrigan,
AC2 G. R. Beadnall.