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 Vengeance EZ873



c/n:30921 Mk.IA Wrecked when crashlanded 5 mi W of Bandur India after takeoff More information in: Joe Baugher's USAAF Military Serials

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  21 May 43 Aircraft Name  Vengeance IA Serial Number  EZ873
Unit  110 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kumbhirgram Country  India
Aircrew details WO Anthony John DAVIES(J17908)
Fg Offr David George CUMMIN(105133)
Details Taking off for an operational sortie, he failed to gain airspeed quickly, stalled and crashed in a paddy field. - See more at: https://legionmagazine.com/en/2014/09/the-forgotten-flyers/#sthash.3FO4GZ3x.dpuf Wrecked when crashlanded 5 mi W of Bandur, India after takeoff form Chittagong. [RCAF Cas File]. Pilot throttled back from 35 inches of boost to 30 inches. Flaps were down. Pilot throttled back in two seperate stages without selecting undercarraige up, aggravating situation after take off. Finding the ac was nearly at stalling point, pilot instead of opening engine, panicked and applied flap to obtain lift. the ac was unable to maintain height and a forced landing was necessary.. [ORB] A fifth aircraft M forcelanded fie milesf rom drome just after take off. F541: 0607-0617 - Crashed
Source ORB


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