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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154769
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:60 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (60 OTU RAF)
Registration: T4042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lammermuir, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF East Fortune, East Lothian
Destination airport:RAF East Fortune
Crashed into high ground during an early morning R/T and D/F Homing exercise in misty flying conditions. Aircraft wrecked, pilot killed.

Sgt (Aus400719) Anthony Dominica Cyril La Gruta, RAAF - killed in a flying accident.
Anthony La Gruta is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


RAF Casualties-1941

Revision history:

03-Apr-2013 20:52 angels one five Added
03-Apr-2013 21:30 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
13-Aug-2013 15:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-Sep-2013 07:58 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
11-Nov-2014 20:36 Tu144 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 18:28 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 04:57 Tu144 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jan-2020 21:29 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]

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