Accident Hawker Sea Fury Mk II , Tuesday 19 October 1948
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Date:Tuesday 19 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Sea Fury Mk II
Owner/operator:2 Sqn REAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mediteranean sea, off Coast of Southern Israel -   Israel
Phase: Combat
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Destination airport:
On the morning of October 19th, Israeli Bristol Beaufighter D.171 was sent to assist the Israeli Navy in battles against Egyptian naval vessels when it encountered an Egyptian Hawker Fury flown by Abd Al-Hamid Abu Zayd, commander of 2nd Squadron Royal Egyptian Air Force (REAF) Aware that the Beaufighter stood little chance in a dogfight, the pilot, Len Fitchett, jettisoned his bomb load and put his bomber into a dive low over the water. Followed by the Egyptian, Fitchett abruptly pulled up, just in time to see the Fury crash into the sea.



Revision history:

21-Mar-2018 19:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2018 17:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
24-Sep-2019 03:55 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
17-Oct-2020 10:14 DB Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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