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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240795
 
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Fiat CR.42 Falco (J 11)
Owner/operator:1./F9 Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force)
Registration: 2542
MSN: 920
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:On a hillside near Tarnatjakko, Vasterbotten County, Norrland, -   Sweden
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kiruna Airfield, Norrbotten, Sweden
Destination airport:Kiruna Airfield, Norrbotten
Narrative:
The ski equipped aircraft (marked F9-10) was in a flight seven aircraft carrying out a low level mission, in bad weather, when it flew into a hillside near Tarnatjakko Mountain, 18 miles northeast of Kiruna, Northern Sweden killing conscript pilot sergeant Bertil Klintman.
The wreckage was recovered by helicopter in 1983, bought by the Fighter Collection 1995, restored and returned to flight 2018.

A report and photographs of the accident and recovery is detailed in 'http://fighter-collection.com/cft/fiat-cr-42/'

Sources:

http://fighter-collection.com/cft/fiat-cr-42/
https://acesflyinghigh.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/the-survivors-fiat-cr-42-falco-maneuverable-but-outgunned/
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/falco_sweden.htm
http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/warbird-collections/the-fighter-collection/fighter-collections-fiat-cr-42-restoration-update.html


Images:

Photo of 2542 courtesy AirHistory.net


Duxford (EGSU)
11 July 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar


Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK - 15th September 2010

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Sep-2020 18:02 Peter Clarke Added
23-Aug-2022 10:01 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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