Halifax LV857 was being utilised for a local flight on 28th February 1944.
The crew comprised:
- JR Petrie-Andrews
The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Whilst carrying out feathering procedure on the port outer propeller, P/O Petrie-Andrews experienced trouble whilst on a local flight and when circling the aerodrome engine caught fire but was kept under control by fire extinguishers and ultimately extinguished by the fire tender party when the aircraft landed. A few seconds after touchdown the port outer propeller fell off onto the runway but the aircraft suffered no further damage”
AM Form 78
The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) does not contain any information regarding the incident.
AM Form 1180
There is no AM Form 1180 (Accident Card) available for this incident; as such, no further details are available