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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  11 Apr 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  Z7127
Unit  11 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Sgt U P N EWING(406523)
Details engine cut on approach to Colombo Racecourse airfield, crash-landed; Sgt P. Ewing injured. [ORB} Five airctraft took off at 1500 hours on formation training. The engine of one aircraft piloted by Sgt P EWING stalled when landing. as a result the aircraft hit a tree and crashed into the garden of a house. The aircraft was a complete wreck. But the occupants miraculously escaped with minor injuries - pilot, Air Gunner and Passenger - an AA Gunner.
Source ORB


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