Mid-air collision Accident Northrop A-17A Nomad Mk I 3512,
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Date:Friday 13 December 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic a17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop A-17A Nomad Mk I
Owner/operator:1 SFTS RCAF
Registration: 3512
MSN: and 3521
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Muskoka, Muskoka district, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RCAF Camp Borden, ON
Destination airport:
Category A accident on 13 Dec 1940 at Camp Borden, Ontario. Nomad 3503 had gone missing on a solo formation flight with two other a/c on 12 Dec 1940. Nomad3512 and 3521 were assigned on 13 Dec 1940 in good flying conditions to execute a search along the projected flight path of the missing a/c. The a/c each took off with experienced crews at 09:10 hrs and were later spotted flying at about 700 ft over Lake Muskoka, while in close formation. The a/c then appear to have collided and both a/c crashed into the lake with the loss of both crews.
Nomad RCAF 3512 : 13/12/1940
Sgt Lionel FRANCIS (580278) pilot RAF : killed
LAC William James Phillip GOSLING (R/60714) u/t RCAF : killed

Nomad RCAF 3521: 13/12/1940
LAC Theodore Scribner BATES (R/53927) u/t RCAF : killed
F/Lt Peter CAMPBELL (39219) Pilot RAF : killed


Ottawa Citizen 14 December 1940, p16
The Windsor Daily Star 16 December 1940, p7/17 December 1940, p17

Revision history:

26-Jan-2018 16:34 TB Added
04-Jun-2024 20:52 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
05-Jun-2024 06:02 Nepa Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Operator]

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