DH 103 Hornet, Registration No. VW949De Havilland Hornet F1

The Incident:

The purpose of the flight is not known. The R/H engine failed and the aircraft landed at Meeks Field. (AIR) Airborne Interception Radar and other serviceable  equipment were removed from the aircraft. The airframe was left at Meeks Field. The cost involved in repatriating it was deemed to be inoncompatible with expected remaining service life of tthe aircraft.

The Crew:

There is no information on the crew available.

The Aircraft:

Mfg: De Havilland DH.103 Hornet, Sea Hornet NF21
Registration: VW949
Construction Number: Unknown
Operator: RAF
Squadron/Unit: 80 Squadron (Was not located in Iceland)

Note: In 1955 the remains of VW949 were moved to Eiðistorg in Seltjarnarnes town for display. In 1957 the wreck of VW949 was moved again to unknown area.

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube
Source: Unidentified individuals