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Lysander II N1270 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Lysander II N1270



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  16 Feb 43 Aircraft Name  Lysander II Serial Number  N1270
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Imphal Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt W V BEADLE(771964)
Capt PEARCE
Details written off 02.43 Sgt Beadle . Hit tar barrells on airstrip on imphal. Sgt Beadle with Capt Pearee as crew swung while taking off and crashed through a dump of full tar barrels into a ditch alongside the strip. N1270 was wrecked with exception of the starobard plane rudder and fin and possibly few items as spares.Both occupants unhurt apart from minor scratches and bruises. Tehre was an 8mph 90 deg cross wind and the walking undercarraige was a consideration. The cuase of failure was pilots failure to check or hold the swing in the incipent stage.
Source ORB


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