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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48644
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:22-APR-1953
Time:13:30
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: 11-70
C/n / msn: F.8266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 10 km off Noordwijk -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Destination airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly FR.4: Delivered new to 861 Sqn, Marine Luchtvaartdienst - MLD (Dutch Navy), at Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB) on 3/10/1947 as K-70, later 11-70

Written off (destroyed) 22/4/1953: During the return flight to Valkenburg, the aircraft suffered an engine failure and an emergency landing at sea had to be made at Noordwijk, approximately 10 km off the coast. Plane sunk. Pilot, LTZ3 F. Koops was rescued, but died of his injuries

Sources:

1. Algemeen Handelsblad 23-04-1953
2. http://www.veteraneninstituut.nl/media/med_view.asp?med_id=227
3. http://www.flashie.nl/MLD/MLD_nietwaar.html
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
29-May-2019 21:24 Cobar Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2020 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 11:09 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

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