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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196700
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:ANS Royal Air Force (ANS RAF)
Registration: N5056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aberdaron Bay, near Caernarvon, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 26 March 1940 the port engine of the Anson I N5056 of School of Air Navigation RAF cut out on a night navigation exercise. The aircraft lost height and eventually ditched into Aberdaron Bay, near Caernarvon. The four crew left the Anson before it sank. Only one, Flg Off Sanders, was wounded and sustained fracture of left radius.

Flg Off Gordon Packe
Flg Off Thomas Edward Sanders WIFA
Plt Off Swain Moxham (later DFC)
AC2 Joseph Goddard


Revision history:

17-Jul-2017 07:07 Laurent Rizzotti Added
01-Dec-2017 10:42 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Nov-2018 08:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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