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    Can someone explain what some of these notations on an accident card mean?

    At the Top it has "FM ATO PSFE EFNK" over a crossed out line that reads NO 553 (11) Fatal

    The cause is listed as L.17

    Under the comments section is has the following:

    E.F. (flt)...
    and broke cloud at 4000 after EF at 18000.

    This is the card for 615 Sqn Hurricane V6626 which crash-landed at Nevis Bay, Carnarvonshire on 11 Jul 1941, killing P/O Andrew A. Stephen. He was attempting a landing on the beach at the time because he couldn't find the aerodrome.
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    EF Engine failure, at a guess.

    EF (flt) - Engine failure in flight.
    and broke cloud at 4000 after "Engine Failure" at 18000.

    Does it make sense with the remainder of the card?
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    Hi David I do not know what it means but details from Air Britain RAF serial may help to understand:

    Engine cut, hit boulder landing on beach and overturned, Nevis Bay, Caernarvon, 11.7.41

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    Yes, it does, thanks Dennis. (Been off the board for a while... should have figured that one out.)

    He was trying to land on the beach with his u/c up, so that certainly fits. The notes also say he was "vectored onto the forward base (Penrhos) but was unable to see the "drome" immediately and attempted a "? (single letter) landing".

    The other funny bit is this: "attempted landing on beach with high cliffs - while turning, port wing hit boulder and a/c sommersaulted".

    Still looking for L.17

    And thanks Pavel, for that reference.
    Last edited by dfuller52; 23rd May 2009 at 12:55. Reason: confirmed Penrhos ref
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