Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF Mk XIII HK481, 12 Jan 1945
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73093
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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 XIII
Owner/operator:409 (Nighthawk) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HK481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Advanced Landing Ground B.51 Lille /Vendeville, Nord. -   France
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:B.48 Amiens/Glisy
Destination airport:B.51 Lille/Vendeville
Mosquito HK481: Took off at 04:55 hrs for Scramble. 12/01/1945
Combat with E/A. Damaged return fire and engine fire.
Bounced on landing on one engine in snow, stalled and crashed at 06:50 hrs.
F/Lt (J/21326) William Hector McPHAIL (pilot) RCAF - killed
F/Lt (J/20234) James Edward DONOGHUE (nav.) RCAF - killed


2-ORB 410 Sqdn RCAF

Revision history:

25-Feb-2010 12:15 NePa Added
23-Dec-2011 10:12 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2012 08:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
29-Aug-2013 02:51 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
30-Sep-2013 11:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-May-2014 16:55 Nepa Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Jul-2014 14:02 Shout Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2015 07:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
07-Jan-2016 21:41 Angel dick one five Updated [Operator]
03-Feb-2016 20:20 Heil Updated [Location]
10-Jul-2016 10:42 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 10:42 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2019 13:41 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]
23-Dec-2021 23:26 Nepa Updated [Date, Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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