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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160908
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Date:05-JAN-1949
Time:day
Type:Hawker Tempest Mk II
Owner/operator:26 Squadron / 135 Wg Royal Air Force (26 Sqn / 135 Wg RAF)
Registration: PR674
C/n / msn: FR-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Teutoburger Wald, near Borgholz-Hauzen, 8 miles S of Melle -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Fassberg, Germany (ETHS)
Destination airport:RAF Gütersloh, Germany
Narrative:
Hawker Tempest II PR674 ("FR-C") 26 Squadron RAF: Written off (destroyed) 5 January 1949. Flew into trees on hill while changing formation at Teutoburger Wald, near Borgholtz-Hauzen, 8 miles S of Melle, Nord-Rhein Westphalia, Germany. Pilot killed

PR674, "FR-C" was flown as the "personal aircraft" of Wing Commander Frank Reginald 'Chota' Carey while OC 135 Wing RAF, in 1948, and carried his pennant by the cockpit door and the "Squadron code" was, in fact, his initials. (see link #4). However he was not flying PR674 at the time of its fatal accident. (He left the RAF in June 1960, going on to work for Rolls-Royce in Australia until retiring in 1972.He died on December 6 2004 aged 92)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.83. ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2436: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578282
4. Franks, Norman. (2006) (Republished 2008). Frank 'Chota' Carey: The Epic Story of G/C Carey CBE, DFC and 2 Bars, AFC, DFM, US Silver Star. London: Grub Street. ISBN 1-904943-38-1.
5. http://www.internetmodeler.com/2006/may/galleria/tempest5.jpg
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Reginald_Carey#Post-war
7. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgholzhausen


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Sep-2013 19:35 JINX Added
24-Sep-2013 19:38 JINX Updated [Time]
04-Mar-2015 15:02 Faun Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase]
03-Dec-2019 01:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Dec-2019 13:05 Nepa Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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