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Thunderbolt HD178 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt HD178

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  11 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  HD178
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Khumbirgram Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt F W Rickard
Details Both pilots returned from Sector recce. Rickard landed first, mistook the third taxi track for the fourth. he turned across the runway to reach it and was struck by MaCDonalds aircraft which landed behind him. Both pilots suffered concussion and abrasions and both aircraft were extensively damaged. Rickard was particularly a sorry sight. Both admited to No.63 MFH

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