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 Lysander L4815



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  04 Jan 43 Aircraft Name  Lysander II Serial Number  L4815
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Palel Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr BURTON
Details L4815 never reached imphal havin been damaged on landing at Palel 4.1.43 Plt Offr Burton flying Agartala to Imphal lost his way and landed at Palel to fix his position and fuel. Aircraft swung on landing damaging main plane, tail plane . No casualities. But ac left there. . Pranged again on April 26 1943 by STILLIARD
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Date of Crash  26 Apr 43 Aircraft Name  Lysander II Serial Number  L4815
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Imphal Country  India
Aircrew details FLt Lt Douglas STILLIARD(61073)
Sgt WIDDOWSON
Details End of dettachment from Imphal. Faced a gusty strong cross wind. The aircraft proved unresponsive during take off and swung. undercart could not stand the strain and collapsed. Plt Offr Stilliard and Sgt Widowson found consolation watching other aircraft join them. A Bisley and Hurricane joined the wreckage soon.
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