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Hurricane KZ904 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane KZ904

Engine cut, hit cable and nosed over in FL at Palel 42 Sqn,42 Sqn lost 1944-01-24 More information in: Databases

Block 9, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX and 27. 18 Apr 1943 - 29 Sept 1943 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Jan 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  KZ904
Unit  42 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Palel Country  
Aircrew details Fg Offr Ronald Oakley SMITH(80375)
Details Engine cut, hit cable and nosed over in FL at Palel. In the Afternoon, Pilot was crraying out an airtest in aircraft 'N' when his propeller shaft broke. He attempted to do a glide approach was not quite able to make a complete circuit. He knocked hisport wing tip off on an aircraft bay, and crashed just beside the runway. He sustained slight cuts above his right eye

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