Douglas B-26B Invader 8811-B, French Air Force, crashed on Distinkhorn August 13th 1956
|Edgar Joseph Flanagan||Mr||Pilot||Killed|
|Wayne Archer Taylor||Mr||Navigator||Killed|
The aircraft was being flown from the US via Iceland and Prestwick to France by two civilian pilots for delivery to the French Air Force, in whose markings the aircraft was painted when it crashed. While approaching Prestwick at night with the undercarriage lowered the aircraft struck the ground, leaving a pair of furrows until it reached a deep gully where it became briefly airborne before glancing off the opposite bank and crashing into the moorland a short way up stream.
The aircraft is reported to have been originally built as an A-26C with the USAAF serial number of 44-35750 and was subsequently converted to a B-26B for delivery to France as 8811-B