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    Default Crashed on landing 14.6.1941 Beaufighter 68 Sqn

    Hi all
    On 14 th june 1941 crashed on landing in High Ercall Beaufighter Mk.IF.
    68 Sqn crew P/O Da Costa + unknown observer - unharmed .
    Does anybody know the details of this crash? I am grateful for every detail.
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    Pavel (68Sqn)

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    Hi,

    One of those where the F1180 contains a priceless "interview without tea and biscuits" type comment from his O.C.

    F1180 says
    Hydraulic lever not "on", u/c collapsed on landing - selection level placed correctly in down but hydraulic selector lever not being placed in "on" position prevented hydraulic oil pressure from action on u/c.

    Pilot flies extremely well by night but seems unable to concentrate on smaller points, cockpit drill etc - suggest he be placed somewhere where he could gain more flying experience on less expensive aircraft.

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    Hi Ross
    Beautiful, thank you.
    Only small details:
    ORB says - Personnel unhurt. Was there an observer? Who was an observer?
    F1180 designation Beaufighter Mk.IF knows?
    Time of accident?
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    Pavel (68Sqn)

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    Hi Pavel,

    Early style F1180 so no indication if any other crew onboard.
    T4640
    19:45 hrs

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    Ross,
    Thank you very much for the comprehensive answer.
    Pavel (68 Sqn)

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