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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48071
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:20-JAN-1950
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly F Mk 1
Owner/operator:861 Sqn Marine Luchtvaartdienst
Registration: 11-14
C/n / msn: F.6205
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0.8 km from Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk -   Netherlands
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly FR.Mk.1: Ordered by the FAA RN (Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy) as PP494. Sold to Marine Luchtvaartdienst - MLD (Dutch Navy) and handed over at HMS Owl, RNAS Fearn, Tain, Scotland on 17/2/1946. Taken on charge by 861 Squadron MLD on 22/2/1946 as F-14, later 6-14, later 11-14

Written off (destroyed) 20/1/1950: Crashed and burned after losing control shortly after take off from Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB). Pilot killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.archiefleeuwardercourant.nl/site/article.do?code=LC&date=19500121&id=LC-19500121-1015&words=+%28+Firefly%29%20firefly
2. https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=653:fairey-firefly-uk&lang=en&Itemid=549&showall=1&limitstart=
3. http://www.wings-aviation.ch/34-Nederland/2-Aircraft/Fairey-Firefly/Firefly.htm
4. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/neth/mld/types/fireflyF1.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
27-Jul-2009 05:21 harro Updated
15-Oct-2010 10:55 JaWo Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
02-Jun-2019 08:55 Cobar Updated [Time, Narrative]
12-Sep-2020 20:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 11:06 TB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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