CRASH OF P-40E KITTYHAWK
AT ALICE SPRINGS AIRFIELD, NT
ON 18 AUGUST 1942

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On 18 August 1942, P-40E Kittyhawk A29-?? of 77 Squadron RAAF, piloted by Sergeant J. A. S. Allen (914547) crash landed at Alice Springs Airfield in the Northern Territory. Whilst landing, some 50 yards after touch down, the starboard wheel apparently seized which caused the aircraft to swing to the right. The port leg collapsed and the aircraft skidded for about 20 yards. The pilot switched off the engine to prevent serious damage. The pilot sustained a jarred left leg muscle.

 

 

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