Accident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB MN486,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49335
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Date:Monday 1 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:168 Sqn RAF
Registration: MN486
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:B.78 Eindhoven Airfield, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.78 Eindhoven
Destination airport:Air Test
Taking off for an air test at 09:25 when the airfield attacked by JG3. He downed a Fw190 but he was also shot down and crashed on the airfield. Probably damaged by fighter pilot Leutnant Oskar Zimmermann of the 9./JG 3, who was flying a Bf 109G from Lippspringe airfield.

F/Lt (131.023) Howard Plaistowe GIBBONS (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Buried:-Eindhoven (Woensel) general Cemetery.

- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft MA100 - MZ999, published 1991
RAF Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Updated
10-Jan-2012 15:30 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 09:14 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 09:19 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
01-May-2013 21:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Nov-2014 17:31 Slizack Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
25-Apr-2017 16:54 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2017 18:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Nov-2019 09:08 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 09:09 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
16-Jun-2022 04:49 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
16-Jun-2022 05:00 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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