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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72197
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF Mk II
Owner/operator:418 (City of Edmonton) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HJ719
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Upper Beeding, Sussex, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Ford, Sussex
Destination airport:
Mosquito HJ719 Abandoned after engine fire nr Upper Beeding Sussex. 25.6.1944
W/O McGale had a target lined up in his gunsight when his starboard engine failed. Even after feathering it he managed to climb to 5000 feet; but then the port engine took fire, forcing him to restart the starboard and feather the port. The aircraft just made it over the English coast before the starboard engine conked out for good. Crew bailed out, the skipper at a height only 800 feet above ground. He sprained an ankle.
W/O (R/????) J.J.P McGALE (pilot) RCAF - bailed out
F/O (J/????) Edward J. STORY (nav.) RCAF - bailed out


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Revision history:

01-Feb-2010 22:55 NePa Added
30-Jan-2012 09:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2013 14:35 Nepa Updated [Narrative]
15-Jun-2014 19:35 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2014 13:28 Digger Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2015 15:09 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Apr-2019 20:23 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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