Lancaster NN805 was being utilised for a training flight (formation flying) on 19th July 1945.
Its crew comprised:
- F Cheshire
The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “NN805 struck a FIDO pipe line on landing, damaging the oleo of the tail wheel, which was thus prevented from castoring. When the aircraft was taxied to its dispersal point, the oleo collapsed causing damage to the tail plane attachments and the bottom of the rear fuselage”
AM Form 1180
Taxiing having overshot on landing, striking tail wheel on FIDO cross hair, causing oleo leg to jam and prevent castoring of tail wheel. Tail oleo leg collapsed when pilot attempted to turn aircraft at dispersal