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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Lossiemouth, Wellington Crash Reply with quote

On 24 May 1945, 8 civilians and 3 RAF aircrew lost their lives when a Wellington ac crashed into a house in Lossiemouth:



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a close up:



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 44620
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further info

20 OTU Wellington NC594 A1-W had departed RAF Lossiemouth at 0952 for an Air Test on 20/05/45

Almost immediately after departure, one of its engines was heard to be malfunctioning. The aircraft began to circle for approx 5 mins over the sea.

It then commenced an approach over the local town towards the airfield when it suddenly dived and crashed into a three-storey house on the edge of Lossiemouth

All three crew were killed along with eight civilians, six from one family and two from a second
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