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Leonard Thomas Taylor

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Taylor Leonard Thomas 89383 Flt Lt Empire Flying School, RAF Hullavington

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Fulham 26    

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

01/04/1948 Near Kington St Michael Aircraft crash

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery 1. G. 11 England

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Notes

Spitfire LF9 MA709 from the EFS RAF Hullavington. The aircraft had been airborne for about 40 minutes on an all weather flying detail. The pilot was taking overshoot action from a normal approach and climbing when the front end of the aircraft enveloped in smoke and flames before an explosion was seen. The aircraft dived into the ground, near Kington St Michael inverted and was destroyed. The cause of the accident was a serious maintenance error which allowed fuel to leak into the engine compartment and ignite.

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Last updated - 03/11/2010

 

 


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