Date & Time: Jul 14, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-414 Hudson
Operator:
Registration:
N7231
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Supply
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Thornaby - Thornaby
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a supply mission while flying at low altitude, the twin engine aircraft hit the the cable of a barrage balloon. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a field. All three crewmen were killed.
Crew (220th Squadron):
P/O Garth Wells Fuller Carey, pilot,
P/O Phillip Knox Vartan, pilot,
Sgt George Alexander Matthews, air gunner.