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Hurricane II LB779 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LB779

Engine cut on ferry flight, crashed near Vijaywada ,23 FC lost 1944-08-10 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  10 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LB779
Unit  23 FC Operating Airfield  Gannavaram Country  India
Aircrew details Lt A G POLLOCK (SAAF)(328464V)
Details Engine cut on ferry flight, crashed near Vijaywada. Force landed Hurricane in a position LAT 16 40 N Long 80 23 E near Gannavaram. The pilot decided to put down the aircraft after white smoke began to pour fro exhaust. and radiator temperature had risen over 120 degrees. The aircraft was found to have developed an internal Glycol Leak. [FF Trichy ORB]

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