Accident Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 VW224*, Sunday 28 January 1951
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Date:Sunday 28 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Owner/operator:Royal Navy
Registration: VW224*
MSN: 130 / T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tongduchon-ni, NE of Seoul -   South Korea
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
807 Squadron, HMS Theseus *a/c Reg NYC. Pilot: Lieutenant P L Keighly-Peach RN:
Aircraft shot down by heavy Flak and small-arms fire whilst flying a reconnaissance mission of roads northeast of Seoul, he managed to force-land in a narrow valley near Tongduchon-ni with the aircraft sliding for over 200 yards before coming to a violent stop in a copse. Managing to extract himself from the smoke-filled cockpit he scrambled into a nearby ditch. Two Sea Furies of his flight then maintained a watching CAP over him until relieved by another section until some 90 minutes later he was safely evacuated by a USAF rescue helicopter. Its crewman: Corporal Carl W Pool was later awarded the British DSM.

Fleeet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft Since 1946, Sturtivant, Burrow & Howard, pp365 & 411
With the Carriers in Korea 1950-1953, John R Lansdown, pp82/83

Revision history:

02-Dec-2021 16:46 phichap-215 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2021 16:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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