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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154053
Last updated: 20 June 2020
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Date:09-FEB-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly T.7
Owner/operator:719 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WM766
C/n / msn: F8859
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lough Foyle, off Inishowen Head, County Donegal, Norther Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly T.Mk.7 WM766: Built by Fairey Aircraft at Stockport, and first flown 18/12/52 at Manchester Ringway. Delivered 14/1/1953 to the RN at RDU Anthorn: Issued to 719 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as '324/GN' on 19/5/53. Took part in the Coronation Day Naval Review Flypast at Spithead on 15/6/1953. Re-coded from 7/5/55 as "552/GN", still with 719 Squadron.

Written off 9/2/1956: Ditched into Lough Foyle, off Inishowen Head, County Donegal, Northern Ireland after loss of power on take off due to engine failure. All three crew - Lieutenant Commander E R A Johnson, Sub Lieutenant K W C Readings, and Midshipman A J Hayward - survived uninjured, and were picked by by HMS Volage

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
2. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WM
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/nos11.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inishowen


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2013 00:39 Dr. John Smith Added
07-May-2013 14:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]
11-Jun-2020 22:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
20-Jun-2020 23:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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