Accident Hawker Sea Fury TF Mk 10 TF901,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 311606
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Date:Saturday 17 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Sea Fury TF Mk 10
Owner/operator:1 WEE RCAF
Registration: TF901
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Namao, Sturgeon County, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
Destination airport:Namao, Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada
Sea Fury TF901: (Winter Experimental Establishment) Took off for test flying at Namao. 17/01/1946
The pilot was briefed to carry out a high-speed low-level pass followed by a steep climb, and a half roll at the top of the climb. However, the Sea Fury remained inverted at the top of the climb, and the pilot then attempted to pull through and complete a loop.

Unfortunately, the aircraft had not climb high enough, and with little altitude available for the planned manoeuvre to be completed, the Sea Fury 'mushed' and flew straight into the ground as an estimated speed of 400 knots, and disintegrated on impact. The pilot was killed
Crew of Sea Fury TF901:
Lt. (060642) Gerald Quarton (pilot) Royal Canadian Navy - killed on active service 17-1-1948;
buried at Lloydminster Cemetery, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada

It is though possible that the pilot's parachute had become dislodged while the aircraft was inverted, and this led to a loss of control


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant, Lee Howard & Mick Burrows, Air Britain, 2004, p.353)
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.364
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Revision history:

01-May-2023 18:50 Dr. John Smith Added
16-May-2023 16:53 Nepa Updated

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