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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Saturday 3 July 1943
Time:ca 17:15
Type:Fokker F.XXII
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: HM159
MSN: 5360
First flight: 1935
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-T1D1 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Loch Tarbert, Kintyre, Scotland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tiree Airport (TRE/EGPU), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Glasgow RAF Station (GLA/EGPF), United Kingdom
This aircraft caught fire and ditched in West Loch Tarbert about 300yds off a small Island on the north shore.

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Distance from Tiree Airport to Glasgow RAF Station as the crow flies is 165 km (103 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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