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Mosquito B25  KB404 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Mosquito B25  KB404

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 11 Oct 44 Aircraft Name Mosquito XXV Serial Number KB404
Unit 608 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 1812 10 Oct 1944 from Downham market but the port engine failed at 100 feet and exercising considerable skill P/O Smith force-landed 1814 in a field just beyond the airfield. No crew injuries.
Source Henk Welting's Database

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