Airplane Crash - Bathurst, Gambia 09/06/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bathurst, Gambia


Date09/06/1946
LocationBathurst, Gambia
OperatorBritish South American Airways
RouteBathrust, - Argentina
TypeAvro 685 York I
RegistrationG-AHEW
Cn/In1300
Aboard24
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff after a loss of control by the captain. Loss of control by the captain for unknown reasons with mishandling of the controls the most likely explanation. The aircraft was named 'Star Leader.'

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