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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180417
Last updated: 27 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly T.7
Owner/operator:765 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: DK557
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)
Destination airport:
Fairey Firefly T.7 DK557 "724-CU" of 765 Squadron, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 08-06-1956: Swung on take off from RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot - Lieutenant P J Beresford - was uninjured.

Authorised to be reduced to spares and produce at AHU RNAS Culdrose 21-6-56; Struck off charge as Cat.ZZ 4-8-56


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et al, Air Britain, 2004 p 232)

Revision history:

15-Oct-2015 18:20 TB Added
21-Jul-2016 22:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 16:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Jun-2020 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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