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Thunderbolt HD157 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt HD157

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  27 Oct 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  HD157
Unit  79 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Manipur Road Country  India
Aircrew details Lt W N Strike(SAAF329039)
Details Lt Strike had hard luck when hi aircraft's tyre burst on take-off on a long range tank test. He attempted to drop the tanks before lnading but only one woudl come off and he was forced to make a belly landing on the strip. He made a very good landing and damaged the aircraft only slightly. Tyre burst on take-off, BL in Manipur Road

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