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Beaufighter Wreck Uncovered On Lincolnshire Beach

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  1. GRW

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    "The wreckage of an RAF fighter that crashed in 1944 has been uncovered on Cleethorpes beach.
    It is understood the wreck is a Bristol Beaufighter maritime attack aircraft and was uncovered by moving sands near the Humber Mouth Yacht Club.
    The aircraft, from 254 Squadron based at nearby North Coates, crash landed after both of its engines failed shortly after take-off, the RAF confirmed to GrimsbyLive.
    The RAF confirmed that the wreckage is one of their Beaufighter TF.X, believed to be aircraft serial number JM333 of 254 Squadron RAF.
    Ian Thirsk, Head of Collections at the Royal Air Force Museum London said the plane crash landed shortly after take-off from RAF North Coates where it was based with 254 squadron.
    He said: "On April 2st 1944 JM333 ditched near Haille Sands when both engines failed shortly after take-off from North Coates. The crew were uninjured and escaped to safety."
    www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/hidden-wreck-raf-beaufighter-emerges-4165555?fbclid=IwAR32M1woKsCISHZXZJltE5VX8RmNKuxIJFszFXvgmnwxAXBDfU2am2074PU
     
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    You sure its not just another one they decided to bury, I know those English types, they just love to bury airplanes!
     
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    Like dogs with bones, us lot.;)
     
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    Not sure how BOTH engines failed...it could have landed safely on one. Great to hear zero casualties...What an aircraft the beaufort, beaufighter and mosquito were
     
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    Interesting article, thanks
     

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