Lancaster ME487 (30/11/1945)

Lancaster ME487 was on a short Ferrying Flight on 30th November 1945

Its crew comprised:

  • Leadon (Pilot)
  • Others?

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Aircraft overshot slightly when landing. The pilot attempted to turn to starboard at the perimeter track but the port undercarriage collapsed after striking a submerged drain. There were no casualties


AM Form 78

The movement card shows that the aircraft was classified as FA(AC) on 30th November 1945; it was subsequently struck off charge on 3rd December 1945

AM Form 1180

Landing; overshot; pilot attempted to swing off runway, port undercarriage collapsed on running over a submerged drain (Runway in use was the shortest one; as there was no wind the longest runway should have been used)