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Hurricane KW858 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane KW858

RAn out of fuel and got lost. belly landed at Calcutta ,8 FU lost 1944-12-06 More information in: Databases

Block 8, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX and 27. 20 Nov 1942 - 19 Apr 1943 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  06 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  KW858
Unit  8 FU Operating Airfield  Calcutta Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt N UNITT(1576737)
Details RAn out of fuel and got lost. belly landed at Calcutta. Aircraft force landed in field wheels up in field at 27 50 N 77 28 E causing damage to airscrew and tearing off droptanks. Faulty navigation resulting in shortage of fuel. Pilots logbook endorsed gross carelessness

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