Gear-up landing Accident Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF X7705, Tuesday 20 June 1944
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Date:Tuesday 20 June 1944
Time:02:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:51 OTU RAF
Registration: X7705
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranfield
Narrative:
Beaufighter X7705 Took off for Night training flight. 20/06/1944
Engine failed on night exercise. Observer bail out. DBF on bellylanded.
Crew:
W/O (787385) František KOTIBA (cs.pilot) RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt (787236) Vladimír KEPÁK (cs.obs) RAFVR - bailed out

Sources:

1.Beaufighter production list.
2.ORB 51 OTU RAF

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2008 00:21 Nepa Added
23-Apr-2008 06:59 Nepa Updated
26-Feb-2010 00:08 NePa Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
14-Aug-2013 20:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 13:39 Lorenzo Lamas Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
07-May-2021 15:52 DB Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]
23-Dec-2021 11:12 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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