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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180418
Last updated: 22 June 2020
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Date:26-JUN-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:796 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WM812
C/n / msn: F.8889
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)
Destination airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly T.7 WM812 "770/CU" of 796 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26-6-56: The port undercarriage collapsed on landing at RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall. Pilot - Lieutenant Commander E W Pepper - was not injured.

To AHU Culdrose 13-3-57, thence to HMS Fulmar (AHU at RNAS Lossiemouth) 8-4-57 for long term storage. Awaiting Disposal & Write Off 26-2-58. Struck off charge as Cat.ZZ and sold for scrap 6-7-60

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et al, Air Britain, 2004 p.298)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
3. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WM


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Oct-2015 18:23 TB Added
21-Jul-2016 22:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2018 06:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-Jun-2020 15:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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