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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48658
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:24-AUG-1948
Time:14:30
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: 11-56
C/n / msn: F.8252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk, Netherlands (EHVB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Firefly FR.Mk.4 K-56: Built by Fairey Aircraft Ltd, for the Marine Luchtvaartdienst - MLD (Dutch Navy) and handed over 22/8/1947 as "K-56" later "11-56". Operated by 861 Squadron, Marine Luchtvaartdienst - MLD (Royal Dutch Navy) at Valkenburg, Katwijk, Netherlands

Written off (destroyed) 24/8/1947: Aircraft dived down from 2,500 meters and hit a greenhouse with the wing. The aircraft exploded in the air near Valkenburg NAS, Katwijk. Some residents were injured. The two crew - F.J.C. Meulenberg and F.J. Palings - were killed

Sources:

1. Provinciale Drentsche en Asser courant 25-08-1948
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.flashie.nl/MLD/MLD_nietwaar.html
4. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/neth/mld/types/fireflyFR4.htm
5. http://www.wings-aviation.ch/34-Nederland/2-Aircraft/Fairey-Firefly/Firefly.htm
6. http://www.wings-aviation.ch/34-Nederland/2-Aircraft/Fairey-Firefly/Firefly.htm

Vliegtuigongeluk Valkenburg, Bestanddeelnr 902-9358 Vliegtuigongeluk Valkenburg, Bestanddeelnr 902-9359 Vliegtuigongeluk Valkenburg, Bestanddeelnr 902-9361

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2008 08:33 ASN archive Added
29-May-2019 21:17 Cobar Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 13:22 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2020 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Sep-2020 17:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 11:00 TB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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