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Date:05-JAN-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk 35
Owner/operator:109 Squadron Royal Air Force (109 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VP199
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Mickle Fell, Co.Durham, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Coningsby
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Mosquito VP199: Took off at 11:17 hrs on an unusual mission-to carry out research into cosmic rays. 05/01/1950
Flight routing Coningsby-Cape Wrath-Dalcross-Dundee-Coningsby. Estimated Time of Return of 15:17 hrs. Last radio report from the aircraft was "off northern Scotland" (Presumably Cape Wrath, as per intended route). Missing /destroied when flew into a hillside in cloud at Mickle Fell, near Middletonin-Teesdale, County Durham. No trace of its wreckage has ever been found.
Crew:
F/O (58766) John Frederick NYFFELER (pilot) RAF - killed
F/Lt (200966) Kenneth John Alan HARRIS (nav.) RAF - killed

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt
2. ORB 109 Sqdn RAF
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings.
4. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983.
5. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8421165


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2014 13:34 Nepa Added
16-Sep-2014 20:39 Xindel X Updated [Location]
17-Apr-2015 20:35 Xindel X Updated [Location, Narrative]
25-Jul-2015 05:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Apr-2016 18:28 Comet123 Updated [Location, Narrative]
07-Mar-2017 18:41 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2018 18:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Sep-2020 19:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2021 18:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Operator]
22-Jun-2021 20:11 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
02-Aug-2021 20:06 Iwosch Updated [Narrative, Operator]
06-Mar-2022 23:18 Nepa Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative, Operator]

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