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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48656
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:05-JUL-1949
Time:19:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly FR Mk 4
Owner/operator:861 Sqn Marine Luchtvaartdienst
Registration: 11-69
C/n / msn: F.8265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Theseus, Western Mediterranean, off Gibraltar -   Gibraltar
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Theseus, Western Mediterranean, off Gibraltar
Destination airport:HMS Theseus, Western Mediterranean, off Gibraltar
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly FR.Mk.4: Built new for the Marine Luchtvaartdienst (MLD) and handed over to 861 Squadron MLD on 26/8/1947 at Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands. Coded "K-69" later "11-69"

Written off (destroyed) 5/7/1949: Overshot while landing on HMS Theseus aircraft carrier, fell into the sea into the Western Mediterranean, off Gibraltar. Of the two crew, one was killed, and one was rescued.

Sources:

1. http://www.veteraneninstituut.nl/media/med_view.asp?med_id=227
2. http://www.flashie.nl/MLD/MLD_nietwaar.html
3. https://www.ipms.nl/artikelen/nedmil-luchtvaart/vliegtuigen-f/vliegtuigen-f-fairey-firefly
4. https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=653:fairey-firefly-uk&lang=en&Itemid=549&showall=1&limitstart=
5. http://www.wings-aviation.ch/34-Nederland/2-Aircraft/Fairey-Firefly/Firefly.htm
6. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/neth/mld/types/fireflyFR4.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2008 08:33 ASN archive Added
30-May-2020 15:42 Cobar Updated [Time, Total occupants, Destination airport]
11-Sep-2020 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 11:01 TB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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