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Thunderbolt III KJ187 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt III KJ187

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  16 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ187
Unit  30 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Jumchar Country  India
Aircrew details WO E M Lacasse(R67136)
Details 12 ac detailed to bomb and staffe enemy HQ east of Buthidaung. WO Lacasse swerved off runway on take off. The aircraft crashed and overturned, the engine was thrown completely out of teh housing, the tail broke off, the undercarraige was torn away and the fuselage caught fire with teh pilot trapped in the cockpit. some minutes passed before Cpl Harvey CJ922160 in charge of fire tender crew was able to get to teh scene and get the fire out. The earth was dug away from underneath the cockpit and W.O Lacasse was puleld out still concious but suffering form burns and a deep gash on the side of hte head. He was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and is recovering.

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