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    I am looking for information on a forced landing of a Cornell on 26 July 1944 in or around Bowden (32 EFTS). It looks like only the engine was seriously damaged. I found the information in my father's papers, but not in his logbook. According to his log he made 3 flights with instructor that day, but no mention of an incident. For "degree of pupil's responsibility" the paper states "NIL", and for "Previous reports" it says "D.14 Serial No.6 July /44".
    Any additional information would be welcome.

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    Here is the ORB

    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...40/540?r=0&s=3

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    26 JUl: An accident occured today at 08:45 hours to Cornell Mk.II 14411 at Netook R.I., the pilot making a forced landing owing to engine failure. Neither the instructor, F/Sgt J. W. Sands, nor his pupil LAC E.Coeckelbetgs was injured. This was a "D" Category accident, (Engine Only). (See App. B)

    The appendix B adds nothing more to the above, its just listing
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...40/546?r=0&s=4
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    This set of accident reports doesn't contain anything for 14411, but it might be misfiled.

    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...3/4334?r=0&s=3
    that link is to the report for 14400 in 1943
    Dennis Burke
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    Over a period I have searched the on-line RCAF accident reels to compile a database of all the Cornell accidents and can confirm I found none relating to #14111.
    As far as I can see, whilst the reels contain are many Category C accident investigation files there are very few files relating to Category D accidents.
    I would suggest that with a minor accident due to an engine failure and with no injuries to crew, perhaps such a detailed investigation was not required.
    Tony Broadhurst

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