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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153894
Last updated: 30 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly AS.5
Owner/operator:812 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WB418
C/n / msn: F.8915
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off Gozo -   Malta
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
On Friday, 6th of October 1950, WB418 a Fairey Firefly of 812 Squadron (HMS Glory) operating from Hal Far airfield collided with another Firefly AS 5 of 812 Squadron (VT423) off Gozo, Malta and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea. Both occupants lost their lives.
Lt. (P) John W.F. BETTELL and AC1c William R. McFADDEN R.I.P.


Royal Navy casualties, killed and died. 1950.

Revision history:

08-Mar-2013 18:09 angels one five Added
14-Mar-2013 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 14:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Jun-2014 05:19 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Nature]
26-Feb-2015 05:21 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
22-Mar-2015 10:38 Scout Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
01-Apr-2015 21:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Nature]

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