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Date:11-NOV-1940
Time:13:45
Type:Fiat CR.42 Falco
Owner/operator:95 Squadriglia Regia Aeronautica
Registration: MM5701
MSN: 326
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Orfordness beach, Suffolk, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eechlou (Eeklo), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
En-Route on a bombing raid to Harwich, Essex England the aircraft was forced to land on the shingle beach at Orfordness, Suffolk following engine overheating due to a fractured oil pipe. The pilot Sergente Pietro Salvadori becoming a prisoner of war.

Sources:

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/collections/78-AF-952-Fiat-CR42-Falco.pdf
https://www.airhistory.net/photo/46228/MM5701
https://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/fiat-cr-42-restoration-update-june-2021.html
http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/Blogvorm/royal-air-force-museum-hendon/fiat-cr-42-falco-mm5701-13-95-95-squadriglia-18-gruppo-group/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_CR.42_Falco
FlyPast February 1989


Images:

Photo of MM5701 courtesy AirHistory.net


Hendon (closed)
18 June 2022; (c) Tim Lowe


Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, UK - 18th September 2010


Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, UK - 18th September 2010

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Nov-2021 17:46 Peter Clarke Added
11-Nov-2021 17:49 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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