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Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:26-SEP-1950
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly NF Mk 5
Owner/operator:861 Sqn Marine Luchtvaartdienst
Registration: 11-78
C/n / msn: F.8396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Destination airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly NF.Mk.5: Delivered new to 861 Squadron, Marine Luchtvaartdienst - MLD (Dutch Navy) at Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB) on 11/3/1949

Written off (destroyed) 26/9/1950: Emergency landing at Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, due to engine problems at 10,000 feet above Noordwijk. Unable to lower undercarriage. Aircraft caught fire during the belly landing at Valkenburg. No casualties, the plane was written off due to severe fire damage. Windscreen covered with oil. Pilot A. (Ton) Hendriks survived uninjured, and was commanded for making a successful "blind" landing with the windscreen obscured/ "blacked out"

Sources:

1. http://www.flashie.nl/MLD/MLD_nietwaar.html
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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2019 21:41 Cobar Added
12-Sep-2020 21:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 11:07 TB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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