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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48647
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:21-SEP-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic FFLY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Firefly FR.4
Owner/operator:861 Sqn Marine Luchtvaartdienst
Registration: 16-67
C/n / msn: F.8263
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off HMS Theseus -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Destination airport:HMS Theseus, North Sea
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly FR.Mk.4: Delivered new to 861 Squadron, Marine Luchtvaartdienst - MLD (Dutch Navy)

Written off (destroyed) 21/9/1951: Overshot while landing on the British aircraft carrier HMS Theseus, fell into the sea. Pilot killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.veteraneninstituut.nl/media/med_view.asp?med_id=227
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
4. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/neth/mld/types/fireflyFR4.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2008 08:33 ASN archive Added
12-Sep-2020 21:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 11:08 TB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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