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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166367
Last updated: 3 September 2019
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Date:28-DEC-1944
Time:c. 10:30
Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:33 Squadron Royal Air Force (33 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EJ881
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cury Farm, about 3 mi. southeast of Helston, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Predannack, Cornwall
Destination airport:RAF Predannack
Narrative:
Struck a stone wall in a forced landing that was due to an engine failure caused by a fractured connecting rod. The Tempest slid eighty yards from the touchdown point before colliding with the wall and exploding in flames. The aircraft was destroyed and its pilot, who had logged only two hours flying time in Tempests, was killed.

W/O (NZ42427) Neil Evan McLeod MacDonald RNZAF - killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.
Neil MacDonald is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

Sources:

http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/piloter/summary/81-macdonald
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/macdonald-neil-evan-mcleod.html
Vol. Two of ' For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 ' by Errol Martyn.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-May-2014 00:17 angels one five Added
17-Apr-2015 17:47 Koumes Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-May-2017 16:31 pietrzak Updated [Time, Source, Photo, ]
11-May-2017 16:31 pietrzak Updated [Time, Source, Photo, ]
29-May-2018 17:44 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
23-Aug-2019 09:48 angels one five Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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