Gear-up landing Incident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB RB446, 14 May 1945
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155154
 
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Date:14-MAY-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration: RB446
MSN: F3-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Flensburg Luftwaffe airfield (S.-Holstein) -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.150 Hustedt
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot was R/211126 F/Sgt Arthur G. Wilks RCAF.
Air in a fuel line caused fuel starvation when selecting from drop tanks to internal. Engine quit, aircraft landed on the still German held airfield (later B166) at Flensburg. Engine restarted on ground but quit again just after take off at approximately 300 feet AGL forcing pilot to belly land in a field. He returned to his home field the next morning with only a few scratches.

Sources:

- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft PA100 - RZ999, published 1992
https://www.thetyphoonproject.org/438/A.%20G.-Wilks.html
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=rb446
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/ParadieArchiveDatabase/?q=211126



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Apr-2013 12:58 Uli Elch Added
14-Apr-2013 13:13 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-May-2013 16:45 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Jun-2013 08:42 Nepa Updated [Operator]
11-Jun-2017 14:15 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
27-Aug-2017 18:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Oct-2020 01:31 tachel Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2020 01:51 tachel Updated [Narrative]
27-Oct-2020 02:02 tachel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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