Accident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB SW393, 01 Jun 1945
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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: SW393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Copenhagen -   Denmark
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:B.166 Flensburg
Destination airport:Copenhagen
Engine failure at low level (300 feet AGL), proceeded to carry out a forced landing in a field. His starboard wing tip hit the ground in the final turn causing the aircraft to cartwheel and break up.
Pilot C/13458 S/L Jack Rife Beirnes DFC & bar (RCAF) perished from his wounds 10 minutes after the crash.


438 SQN archives
Book Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45


Revision history:

31-Dec-2017 18:42 tachel Added
31-Dec-2017 19:08 tachel Updated [Location, Departure airport]
14-Nov-2020 16:09 tachel Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Mar-2021 18:14 tachel Updated [Photo]

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