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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48070
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly T.7
Owner/operator:796 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WJ189
C/n / msn: F.8787
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk), Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk), Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall (EGDR)
Destination airport:RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk), Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall (EGDR)
Fairey Firefly T.7 WJ189 "778/CU" of 796 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13/6/1957, when the starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing at RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk), Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall (EGDR). Both crew - Sub Lieutenant C.A.Hill (pilot) and Lieutenant P.G.Pinches (Observer) - survived uninjured.

Withdrawn to RNAS Culdrose ARS (Aircraft Repair Section) 14/6/1957 for damage assessment and possible repairs. Repairs not proceeded with, and aircraft Struck Off Charge as Cat.ZZ. Wreckage transferred to the Fire section at RNAS Culdrose on 9/6/1958, used for fire fighting training.

Remains sold for scrap at Culdrose 22/8/1958. Sold for scrap to International Alloys at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, arrived there by December 1959 (until May 1963). total flying time on airframe: 599.55 hours


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant, Lee Howard & Mick Burrows, Air Britain, 2004 p.295)
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Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
21-Jul-2016 22:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2018 06:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Aug-2020 13:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 13:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2020 23:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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