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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212579
Last updated: 16 March 2020
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Date:11-MAY-1952
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.103 Hornet F.Mk 20
Owner/operator:Kenting Aviation Ltd.
Registration: CF-GUO
C/n / msn: ex.TT193
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Terrace Airport in Terrace, British Columbia. -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Prince George, BC
Destination airport:Terrace Airport, BC
Narrative:
One Sea Hornet made it into civilian hands. This was F.20 TT193, which the Air Ministry sent to the RCAF Winter Weather Experimental Establishment in Edmonton, Alberta for cold weather trials in December, 1948. Following testing, the aircraft was surplus to requirements, and sold off to save the cost of shipping it home. Pilot William ‘Bill’ Ferderber registered the Sea Hornet as CF-GUO in April 1951, before selling it to aerial survey firm Spartan Air Services of Ottawa two months later. However Spartan, presumably realizing they couldn’t easily get spare parts or additional examples, ended up trading the exotic aircraft to Kenting Aviation Ltd. for a pair of P-38 Lightnings soon after.
TT193 didn’t fly with Kenting for long. She suffered an in-flight failure of her port engine on July 11th, 1952. Her pilot, T.E. Bach, guided her safely in to a forced landing at Terrace Airport in Terrace, British Columbia.
Kenting, being unable to fix the Sea Hornet, abandoned her in place and the airframe donated to a Canadian Air Cadet squadron. Scrapped due lack of spares

Sources:

http://warbirdsnews.com/aircraft-restoration/de-havilland-sea-hornet-airworthy-restoration-project.html
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH103%20prodn%20list.txt
Norman Malayney, "Canada's Only Sea Hornet," Canadian Aviation Historical Society Journal, Fall 1994, pp 86-89.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jun-2018 19:56 Nepa Added
11-Jun-2019 19:22 Anon. Updated [Source]
17-Jun-2019 06:05 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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