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A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in

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A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in

A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in Devon. There were slight injuries to the pilot but no more.
** A Pancake Landing is an emergency landing in which an aircraft levels out close to the ground and drops vertically with its undercarriage still retracted.**
The Typhoon is the R8635/G model.
Mirrorpix have found an internet reference to the R8635 Typhoon. which names the air crew.
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1. 21-May-1943, R8635 (?), RAE, F/L L.A.Martin, engine failed and force landed at Meadfoot Bay (Devon)
Info from Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group
@hawkertyphoonRB396
Picture taken 25th May 1943

Maydwell
Daily Mirror Archive
Mirrorpix
Torquay
Devon
England
WW2 B/W Print Reach plc -346

Media ID 21887471

© Mirrorpix

1943 Crash Devon Rocks Royal Airforce Torquay


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