Accident Supermarine Spitfire FL9C SM-33, Wednesday 13 January 1954
ASN logo
 
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Wednesday 13 January 1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire FL9C
Owner/operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: SM-33
MSN: MH439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Riviere-sur-Meuse (B) -   Belgium
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
1943-08-13: to 222 Squadron
1944-06-15: to 84 GSU
1944-08-19: to de Havilland
1945-02-22: VAO mods
1944-01-01: to 350 Squadron (Belgians in the RAF) as 'MN-V'
1946-07-26: to RNethAF as H-56
0000-00-00: belly landing
1952-10-00: taken on charge by the Belgian Air Force as SM-33
1954-01-13: at Riviere-sur-Meuse (B) Cat.5 , the pilot became disoriented in bad weather
on approach to Brustem when flying overthe Meuse that was shrouded in mist.
He hit the treetops and crashed
pilot: Adjt-Vl Instructor Naessens Basiel killed,
1954-01-13: written off
1954-05-00: date out

Sources:

https://www.belgian-wings.be/supermarine-spitfire-lf-ixc-e
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/production.html
https://www.hangarflying.eu/erfgoedsites/graf-van-adjt-vl-instructeur-basiel-naessens-spitfire-ix-sm33/
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/47709

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2016 18:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2022 11:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
27-Jun-2023 06:17 Peter Ziegler Updated

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org