Date & Time: Jul 15, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Bristol 130 Bombay
Operator:
Registration:
L5815
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Supply
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Desert
Country:
Egypt
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Following a supply mission in Tobruk, the aircraft hit a cliff while flying at a too low altitude, some 25 miles south of Marsa Matruh. Two crew were rescued while all three others were killed.
Crew (216th Squadron):
P/O R. P. J. Osborne, †
LAC K. E. Webber, †
LAC G. Niven, †
S/L R. G. Taylor,
Cpl A. C. Hazlitt.