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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153949
Last updated: 10 July 2021
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Date:15-JUL-1943
Time:
Type:Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EK228
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Paddlesworth, Kent, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lympne, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Lympne
Narrative:
Structural failure in flight. The tail unit broke off.
The fuselage failed just ahead of the tail.
This happened frequently with early Typhoons and at first was thought to be the result of weakness in the airframe.
Later it was found that the failures were due to aerodynamic flutter of the elevators resulting from the faulty machining of a component in the elevator mass balance system.

F/O (J/16675) Joseph Maurice Chalifour RCAF- killed.

Sources:

RAF Casualties-1943.
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2013 14:29 angels one five Added
26-Jul-2013 16:30 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
09-Aug-2013 20:35 JINX Updated [Operator]
15-Aug-2013 01:09 angels one five Updated [Operator]
18-Apr-2015 17:34 Cliford Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-May-2015 02:02 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-May-2015 09:43 Angel Dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2015 02:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
20-May-2015 10:18 Angel dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
30-May-2018 05:50 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]

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