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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234824
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly Mk 1
Owner/operator:Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS)
Registration: PP639
C/n / msn: F.6298
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Destination airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Fairey Firefly Mk.1 PP639: Empire Test Pilots School, Farnborough. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19/3/54 when the engine lost power on approach to Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, and the pilot - Commander Thomas Walter Lamb RN - had to make a forced landing in which the Firefly was wrecked.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.155 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.43

Revision history:

06-Apr-2020 21:47 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Jun-2020 08:49 Allach Updated [Operator, Operator]

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