Lockheed Ventura L-18, AE806Ventura PV 1 litil

The accident:

The Lockheed Ventura AE806 took off from Reykjavík Airfield at 10:51, 5 min later
one engine failed and was on fire. Emergency landing was made and the aircraft crashed at the airfield.

 

The Crew:

The crew of 4 were all killed in the crash and are buried in the Fossvogur Semetary in Reykjavík.
The gravestone locations are as follows:

R.78691 Warrant Officer K.W.Norfolk, Pilot RCAF age 27. Grave location C-48-14

412880 Warrant Officer N.G.Hickmott, wire less operator/air gunner, RNZ Airforce. Age 27
Grave location C-48-15

414503 Warrant officer T.C. Hosken, wire less operator/air gunner, RNZ Airforce. Age 23
Grave location C-48-16

Flying Officer J.A. Banks, Pilot RAF. Age 21.
Grave location C-48-17

 

The Aircraft:

The Lockheed Ventura L-18, also known as the Lockheed B-34 Lexington,
No: AE 806
Operator: (RAF 21 Squadron)

Details on aircraft: Wikipedia, Youtube

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