Halifax L9486 was participating in the Air Fighting Development Unit (AFDU ) trials at Duxford on 30th March 1941.
Its crew comprised:
- EG Franklin
The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “L9486 experienced hydraulic failure of the undercarriage and it returned to Linton-On-Ouse, making a sad but beautiful landing on the belly of the aircraft, causing only the minimum amount of damage”.
AM Form 78
The Movement Card suggests that the aircraft was off strength until 20th August 1941 (but this may have been when it was returned following a subsequent undated incident)
AM Form 1180
The Accident Card shows “Undercarriage failed to lower; landed undercarriage retracted