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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154345
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Date:18-MAR-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly AS.Mk 6
Owner/operator:1842 Sqn RNVR FAA RN
Registration: WJ108
C/n / msn: F8812
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Ford (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Ford (HMS Peregrine) West Sussex
Destination airport:RNAS Ford (HMS Peregrine) West Sussex
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly AS.6 WJ108 ('859-FD') 1842 Squadron RNVR FAA RN. Written off 28/3/1956: spun into the ground inverted whilst executing a loop at RNAS Ford, (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex.
Crew:
Pilot - Sub Lieutenant Christopher B Wales - killed

Sources:

1. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm
2. http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WJ
4. http://www.wings-aviation.ch/32-FAA/4-Sqn/1842-NAS.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2013 04:24 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Jan-2020 16:37 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Jun-2020 19:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jun-2020 00:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
17-Jun-2020 08:48 MIG29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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