Aljezur - Pego das Aguas
Bell Aircobra P400 BX187
Portreath (GB) → Port Lyautey (Marroco)
Lt Richard Savoy USA
The pilot was in transit to North Africa in a group other airmen and fighters following one bomber that was being used as navigator.
The problems started when the engine started to cut during the flight and Savoy had to search a place to land.
The pilot hit the head and became unconscious during the manouver, but suffered no major injuries.
He was interned in Elvas some days latter.
The aircraft was transported to Lisbon in a truck and probably became part of the OK squadron from the Portuguese Aeronáutica Militar.
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Canongia Lopes
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Cannongia Lopes
* Arquivo da Associação de Defesa do Património de Aljezur
* Report of Aircraft Accident - AFHRA
* Martin Gleeson