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 Thunderbolt HD179



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  02 Nov 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  HD179
Unit  258 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Arkonam Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr R D King
Details A practice interception of a flight of Liberators by the Thunderbolt Wing, comprised of No.258 Sqdn and No. 134 Sqdn, and led by the CO of this Squadron , Sqn Ldr N Cameron was succesfully carried out... On return Fg offr J bellew and Plt Offr R D King both crash landed before reaching base. In both cases the aircraft rapidly lost height while the revs increased. This is under investgation. [AB]: Lost power and belllylanded in paddy field 1m SE of Arkonam
Source ORB


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