Accident Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 WF614, Monday 10 September 1951
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Date:Monday 10 September 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Owner/operator:807 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WF614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:HMS Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:HMS Ocean, at sea off Malta
Destination airport:HMS Ocean, at sea off Malta
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 WF614, 807 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy. Written off (destroyed) 10/9/1951: Stalled, torque-rolled, and landed heavily on the flight deck of HMS Ocean, collapsing the starboard u/c leg and skidding over the side of the carrier into the sea. The pilot, Lieutenant Ronald Edward Dubber RN, could not be saved.

It is recorded that on the same day Leading Air Mechanic Norman Fisher RN died aboard HMS Ocean, and it could well be that his death is connected to the accident. Sea Fury WF614 was not recovered (nor was the pilot) and was formally Struck Off charge as Cat.ZZ on 21/9/1951.


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et al, Air Britain, 2004 p,397)

Revision history:

13-Jan-2014 04:25 angels one five Added
24-Feb-2014 11:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-Feb-2014 11:53 n Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Feb-2015 00:39 angels one five Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2018 16:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-Jul-2020 18:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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