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Last updated: 21 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF Mk 30
Owner/operator:307 (Lwowskich Puchaczy) Squadron Royal Air Force (307 (Lwowskich Puchaczy) Sqn RAF)
Registration: NT303
C/n / msn: EW-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Horsham St.Faith, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk
Mosquito NT303/Y - Crashed during a training over RAF Horsham airfield flight when one of the engines caught fire. 14.1.1946 
The Polish pilot and navigator of a Mosquito aircraft were killed when their machine crashed and caught fire in a field off the Reepham Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.
An RAF rescue squad, smothered from head to foot in foam from fire-fighting apparatus, worked desperately to rescue the two men from the blazing aircraft. One was alive when extricated, but died shortly afterwards; the other was trapped beneath the engines and is believed to have been killed outright.
An eye-witness who was working in a nearby field said the aircraft appeared to touch the tops of the trees as it crossed the Reepham Road.
It crashed in a stubble field about 200 yards further on and immediately burst into flames.
RAF firemen and ambulances rushed out from RAF Horsham St. Faiths Aerodrome.
F/Sgt (P.704957) Roman Franciszek SKUBIK (pol. pilot) PAF - killed
F/Sgt (P.781041) Mieczyslaw MRÓZ (pol. nav.) PAF - killed


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.23. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

27 Jun 1943 DD644 307 (Lwowskich Puchaczy) Sqn RAF 2 field near Pennard, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales. w/o
12 Dec 1944 MV542 307 (Lwowskich Puchaczy) Sqn RAF 0 near RAF stn Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England. w/o

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2011 06:30 Nepa Added
19-Jan-2012 03:24 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Feb-2012 03:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-Sep-2013 21:41 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
30-Sep-2013 10:08 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
13-Jun-2014 16:08 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2014 13:06 Paix Updated [Total fatalities]
09-Mar-2015 19:13 Weeks Updated [Location]
04-Sep-2015 08:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
14-May-2019 07:22 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 03:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 15:11 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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