Boeing B-29 [Washington] WF574 (03/01/1953)

Boeing B-29 [Washington] WF574 was being utilised for Conversion Training on 3rd January 1953.

Its crew comprised:

  • RC Penning (Instructor)
  • JJ Hughes (Pupil)
  • Unknown

The AM Form 1180 shows “On take-off, port undercarriage failed to retract fully. Attempts to lower undercarriage with emergency system failed. Aircraft was landed with starboard undercarriage and nose wheel locked down and port undercarriage still retracted. Aircraft swung to port off runway at end of landing run causing substantial damage to port wing.