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Thunderbolt III KJ271 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt III KJ271

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  19 Aug 45 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt II Serial Number  KJ271
Unit  30 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Vizagapatam Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt R G Simpson
Details On taking off on an airtest, observed an abnormal amount of smoke issuing from the engine and throttled back. His aircraft ran into the soft sand at the end of the runway, the undercarraige and propellor being damaged. He himself was unhurt.

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