Aviation Accidents

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Boeing B-17 42-97862 crash on Cavehill, Belfast

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1st June 2017

On 1st June 1944, a United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress came down on Cavehill, in North Belfast killing all 10 American crew members on board.

Grumman Hellcat FN394 crash near Newtowncrommelin, Co. Antrim

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22nd April 2017

Grumman Hellcat FN394 came down on a training exercise as 22 year old pilot Lieutenant Hugh Greenville Knowles flew over high ground in rural Co. Antrim.

Grumman Hellcat JV146 crash at Greyabbey, Co. Down

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4th July 2018

Grumman Hellcat JV146 spun out of control in the skies over Northern Ireland on 4th July 1944 and came down near Thompson's Farm, Greyabbey, Co. Down.

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Short Sunderland W6028 crash near Trory, Co. Fermanagh

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9th March 2018

Short Sunderland W6028 took off from RAF St. Angelo, Co. Fermanagh on 20th February 1944 in a training exercise with a Beaufighter from RAF 235 Squadron.

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Westland Lysander P1731 crash at Sydenham Airfield, Belfast

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30th April 2016

Polish Airman Sergeant Edward Lewandowski piloted Westland Lysander P1731 on 30th April 1942. The plane came down after take-off from RAF Sydenham, Belfast.