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Vengeance II AN711 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Vengeance II AN711

c/n: Mk.I 45RAF Caught fire after landing from airtest Kumbhirgram More information in:

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  08 Dec 43 Aircraft Name  Vengeance II Serial Number  AN711
Unit  45 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kumbhirgram Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt J MARSHALL
Details During one of the non-operational flights, in the last of these F Sgt Marshall was making a local airtest on aircraft Q when he suddenly became aware of flow of petrol form the engine. he immediately came and landed and had taxied as far as the track junction outside B Flight office when he was signalled to stop the engine. As the engine stopped, it backfired and immediately the aircraft was enveloped in flames and ultimately destroyed except for parts of the tail unit. The pilot and his back seat occupant were unhurt.
Source ORB

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