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    Default Defiant AA306 - ATA - crashed 22.06.41

    Hi all,

    Can anyone confirm the circumstances of this crash and the name of the pilot.

    Boulton Paul Defiant
    22.06.41 AA306 6 FPP near Gilsland, Cumbria. Crashed whilst being ferried.

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Hi Jim,

    Lost in bad weather, precautionary landing but nosed over.

    Noted as second accident in short period for 1st Officer J A Marks.

    All from F1180

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    Hi Jim,

    AB RAF serials book has a totally different fate (edition 2000):

    AA306 Defiant I 1480 Flt - Cv TT - 691 - 667 - 691
    Drogue cable cut through fuselage as incorrectly threaded, 28.9.44, damaged beyond repair

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    Many thanks for the replies. I wrote to Hendon for the 1180 for this crash a number of years ago only to he told it wasn't available, which is why this one has remained elusive on my lists.

    Amy chance of s copy of the 1180 Ross?

    Jim
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    Hi Jim

    Just to add to the confusion, the Air Britain 'Defiant File' has the same info that Pavel posted, but the book 'Air Crashes in the Lake District' by Hurst has the same gen that Ross posted...!

    Cheers

    Simon

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    No confusion if you realise that aircraft could have repairable accidents.

    AA306 was recovered, repaired and returned to service after the 1941 accident to eventually be SOC in a Cat E accident in 1944.

    Jim - some war years have the ATA F1180 accidents bundled together at the end of the year. Hence why looking in the main list of Defiant accidents did not find this one.

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    Many thanks Ross for explanation!

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    Many thanks everyone. And thanks for emailing the 1180 Ross.

    Jim
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    J A Marks is "John Arthur Marks"

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