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Blenheim V AZ865 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim V AZ865

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  08 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Blenheim V Serial Number  AZ865
Unit  176 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Baigachi Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr R F LYTHGOE(J47216)
Details tyre burst on take-off at Baigachi, belly-landed and DBR. 176 was Beaufighter squadron. Fg Offr Lythgoe gave some dual to Gp Capt Finlay Boyd in a Bisley. On the Gp Capt's first take off, the tyre burst. It was decided to belly land the aircraft with both undercarraige up. Fg Offr LYTHGOE took over and did this succesfully. The Bisley will not be repaired owing to shortage of spares etc.
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