ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70815
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:27-DEC-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.II
Owner/operator:23 Sqn RAF
Registration: DD691
C/n / msn: YP-O?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Luqa -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Luqa
Narrative:
Crashlanded at Luqa 27.12.42 DBR
Crew:
F/Lt Jerzy Orzechowski (pilot) Pol.AF - Ok
F/O Ignacy Szpondarowicz (nav) Pol.AF- Ok
"By the end of the month [december 1942] sixteen of the original eighteen aircraft had arrived [on Malta], although one, YP-O, was 'reduced to spares'. Its infortunate pilot, Flight Lieutenant Orzechowski, had lost an engine some eighty miles from the Island and had the unenviable task of landing, on one engine, in the dark, for the first time on a strange airfield, with a flare-path that left a lot to be desired. The undercarriage did not lock down, with dire consequences."

Sources:
"The Red Eagles" by Peter Rudd,


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2009 05:22 NePa Added
22-Feb-2011 14:36 ThW Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2011 15:56 Nepa Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
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