FORCED LANDING OF A P-40E
AT MOUTH OF DALY RIVER, NT
ON 13 NOVEMBER 1942
On 13 November 1942, P-40E Kittyhawk, A29-59, of 77 Squadron RAAF made a wheels up landing on a dry grass mud plain and stopped on soft mud in a shallow tidal creek at the mouth of the Daly River in the Northern Territory. The airscrew unit failed at about 800ft during a training flight. The windscreen and canopy was subsequently covered in oil and grease, and the pilot Flying Officer Richard Paget Sudlow (406083) switched off the engine and made a forced landing.
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