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Thunderbolt HD231 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt HD231

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  28 Nov 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  HD231
Unit  261 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Wangjing Country  India
Aircrew details WO D D Cowper(409879)
Details One of our new pilots WO D D Cowper was taking off on a practice flight with long range tanks, when his aircraft swung violently to port shortly after he had begun his run and struck another Thunderbolt aircraft parked on the edge of the runway, causing damage to it. The undercarraige then collapsed and his aircraft careered along the groudn coming to a stop belching flames. WO Cowper got out in tiem but suffered burns in his arms. The aircraft was completely burnt out and no effort to stop it was made due to the fire tender being U/S. [AB] reports it as HD231 or HD261

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