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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33984
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:01-SEP-1941
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24A/32-2 Liberator I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: AM915
C/n / msn: Co 6/Line 4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Campbeltown, Argyll -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montreal
Destination airport:Campbeltown (EGEC)
Narrative:
The flight took off from Montreal at 17:26 local time (22:26 GMT) on the 31st August. The aircraft was flying to Campbeltown. The flight was carrying two BOAC pilots, military officers, technical personnel and Belgian Count. Eric Taylor was the Principle Technical Officer, Air Ministry, at Farnborough, Mark Benjamin was returning to the UK from a scientific mission in the USA and Count Baillet-Latour was the Economical Counsellor in London to the Belgian Ministry for Colonies. At 10:10 and at 1,000 the aircraft flew into a hill in cloud and crashed into Arinarach Hill near Campbeltown and broke up over about a quarter of a mile, killing all 10 on board.

Sources:

http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/scotland/consolidated-liberator-am915-arinarach-hill/
http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/liberator_lb-30b_achinhoan.htm
- JF Baugher
- Air-Britain Archive, September 2012, p. 101
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_Liberator_I


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-May-2012 23:58 ryan Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2013 09:19 ryan Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2013 12:24 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 07:07 Zoom Updated [Operator]
05-Aug-2016 13:54 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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