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Thunderbolt I FL744 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt I FL744

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  17 Jul 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt I Serial Number  FL744
Unit  146 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Yelahanka Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Lt T B Marra
Details A very unfortunate day for the sqn. AT 12.10 Hours, four pilots of B flight took off for practice formation flying. At approx 12.25 hours while flyinig through cloud, Kerr collided with the Flt Cdr Marra. F/L Marras aircraft got out of control owing to damaged ailerons and he baled out from 1200 feet. he became unconcious on striking the ground, but was later moved to BGH Bangalore. He was found to be suffering from superficial injuires. His aircraft blew up on striking the ground. Meanwhile after the collision, Kerrs aircraft went into violent spin and he pulled out at 500 feeet, and uncertain of bearings flew east and landed at ST Thomas Mount. Aircraft is Cat Ac. Pilot Uninjured.
Source ORB

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