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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49589
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:419 RSU Royal Air Force (419 RSU RAF)
Registration: EJ782
C/n / msn: VR-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:B.80 Volkel airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:B.80 Volkel
Destination airport:
Upon landing at Volkel, the engine packed up and the aircraft turned over. The canopy broke and the head of the pilot, F/O. C. Steele, ended up against the soft ground. He was freed from this awkward position by men of an army detachment with the help of a bulldozer.

book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd' page 385

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
22-Oct-2019 15:06 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 20:37 TigerTimon Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 18:16 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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