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Hurricane BN230 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane BN230

146 Sqn, lost More information in: Databases

Block 6, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX. 24 July 1941 to 18 Mar 1942 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Sent to Far East. SOC Dt:1900-01-00 Units: 146 Sqn More information in: Databases

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  BN230
Unit  23 FC Operating Airfield  Lohegaon Country  
Aircrew details Lt A D FURNISS (SAAF)(329015V)
Details Force landed Hurricane IIC BN230 at Macherla, Lat 16 32 N Long .30 hrs. Lt Furniss had taken off from Lohegaon for Hakimpet at 10.20 hours and at 11.05 hours had lost the map he was using (Bombay), through a whole in the perspex of the cockpit hood. The pilot fleew on towards Hakimpet hoping to point on the next map due to be used (Godavari). He overflew ETA and pinpointed himself in the said position. By this tiem the aircraft had already flown for over two hours and the pilot had to forceland the aircraft due to lack of fuel.

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