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Vengeance II AN619 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Vengeance II AN619

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  17 May 43 Aircraft Name  Vengeance IA Serial Number  AN619
Unit  110 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr ALLEN
Details Six aircraft took off at 0655 hours with escort to attack BUME wireless station. A successful attack was made. one aircraft G developed hydraulic trouble due to AA Fire. The undercarriage oleo would not come down. ON isntruction by the CoO by R/T the crew carried outlanding safely by parachute. Sgt MILLS in sick quarters with some minor cuts and bruises. Aircraft could be AN619 or AN916. F541: The last airxraft received the hit which damaged the undercarraige gear. On returning to base this aircraft AN619 G was abandoned by paarachute as the pilot was unable to get his undercarriage down. One wheel came down and remained locked down when the pilot attempted to retract it in order to do the belly landing. The crew was fianally ordered to abandon aircraft. both landed safely.
Source ORB

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