Date & Time: Mar 3, 1940 at 2225 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N3006
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Newmarket - Newmarket
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew left RAF Newmarket at 1830LT on a reconnaissance mission over Germany (operation 'Nickel'). En route, the weather conditions deteriorated, forcing the crew to return to his base. While flying in heavy rain falls, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in Barton Mills, near the RAF Mildenhall. All six crew members were killed.
Crew (99th Squadron):
P/O A. G. Stewart,
P/O J. N. Carter,
Sgt A. K. Saxon,
AC1 P. W. Corvan,
AC2 F. Hart,
LAC J. C. Forster.
Probable cause:
Loss of control in adverse weather conditions.