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Thunderbolt HD283 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt HD283

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  05 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  HD283
Unit  134 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Yelahanka Country  India
Aircrew details WO Emrys Ifan Huw JONES*(1379211)
Details WO Jones returning from Aerobatics , turned over on his back at 100 feet and crashed, being killed instantly. The aircraft HD283 was a write off. Funeral next day at Oosoor Road Cemetary. [AB] Stalled on approach and hit ground, Yelahanka. One pilot stalled on his final turn, crashed and killed. This is attributed to inexperience and over-confidence. It is thought he madehis approach turn too slowly. The aircraft was coming in on a left hand turn when suddenly the left wing dropped and the aircraft rolled on its back. It then flew inverted but straight towards the runway, losing height rapdily, but finally from that position dived straight in.

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