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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192746
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk II
Owner/operator:860 (Dutch) Sqn FAA RN
Registration: LS244
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:over Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:HMS Acavus, Atlantic Ocean
Destination airport:
The Swordfish Mk II LS244 of 860 (Dutch) Sqn FAA was lost in a flying accident with its three crew during an operational flight over Atlantic Ocean from merchant Aircraft Carrier Acavus. Acavus was the first fuel tanker converted to MAC and was carrying the three Swordfish of O Flight, 860 Sqn.

Crew (all lost):
Officier vlieger 3e klasse KMR Johannes Slakhorst
Officier zeewaarnemer 3e klasse KMR Gerard Abraham Quirinus Krijnen
Korporaal vliegtuigtelegrafist Marius Boelhouwer

"Fleet Air Arm Carrier War: The History of British Naval Aviation", by Kev Darling. ISBN 978-1-84415-903-1

Revision history:

11-Jan-2017 13:32 Laurent Rizzotti Added
08-Apr-2018 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport]
25-Nov-2018 18:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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