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Hurricane II LE646 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LE646

Hit ground during LL exercise 20m NW of Jamshedpur ,GATU lost 1945-05-01 More information in: Databases

Block 10, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX , 24 and 27. 29 Sept 1943 - 24 May 1944 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 May 45 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LE646
Unit  GATU Operating Airfield  Ranchi Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt David Mitchell BUCHANAN*(1569082)
Details Hit ground during LL exercise 20m NW of Jamshedpur. Attack on Railway Station, unauthorised. Ac too near ground causing port wingtip to strike ground and aircraft to crash. S of Rajkhanswaran

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