Accident Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 WZ634, Saturday 4 June 1955
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Date:Saturday 4 June 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Owner/operator:871 Sqn RCN
Registration: WZ634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:4 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RCN Shearwater, NS
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 WZ634: first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength. Loaded on board HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada. Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then. With 871 Squadron (VF-871) when it crashed on 4 June 1955. Crashed while practicing aerobatics, and came down four miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pilot Lt W.R. Poulton (24) killed.

last date: 16 June 1955 - Struck off after crash


1. The Daily News 18 June 1955, p5

Revision history:

05-Feb-2018 16:22 TB Added
25-Jul-2020 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
25-Jul-2020 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 21:07 Yarbi Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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