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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163217
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Date:04-OCT-1951
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly AS Mk 5
Owner/operator:820 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WB315
C/n / msn: F8533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Killywool, 5 miles from RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Eglinton (HMS Gannet), Eglinton, County Londonderry
Destination airport:RNAS Eglinton (HMS Gannet), Eglinton, County Londonderry
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly AS.Mk.5 WB315, 820 Squadron FAA RN: Crashed into a hillside at Killywool, 5 miles from RNAS Eglinton while making a wide circuit of the airfield at RNAS Eglinton (HMS Gannet), Eglinton, County Londonderry. Both occupants were killed: Lieutenant-Commander P.S. Cole RN (pilot) and Lieutenant H.E. Hunt RN (observer), killed in a flying accident. Lieutenant-Commander P.S. Cole was buried near his family home at Moville, Donegal.
R.I.P.

Killywool (possibly from Irish: Coille-ghuail, meaning "wood of the charcoal") is a small village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland at approximate coordinates 55.013N 7.103W

Sources:

1. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1951.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WB
3. http://historyhubulster.co.uk/faa-aircraft-accidents-in-ni/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killywool


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2014 05:29 angels one five Added
23-Feb-2014 18:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Feb-2015 00:35 angels one five Updated [Operator]
05-Jun-2015 06:10 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport]
30-May-2018 13:41 angels one five Updated [Time, Location]
17-Jun-2020 00:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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