DH 103 Hornet, VW959,
Aircraft VW959 departed from HMS Eagle 1.9.1953 and had an engine failure of its starboard engine and a force landing was made at Keflavik. Radar & Instruments removed and aircraft abandoned on site. SOC 30.10.1953.
The cost involved in repatriating it was deemed to be inoncompatible with expected remaining service life of the aircraft.
Commissioned Pilot A.R.Warren
Lieutenant (RN) D.J.Melhuish
Mfg: De Havilland DH.103 Hornet, Sea Hornet NF21
Construction Number: Unknown
Operator: Royal Navy
Squadron/Unit: 809 Squadron (Was not located in Iceland)
Note: In 1955 the remains of VW959 were moved to Eiðistorg in Seltjarnarnes town for display. In 1957 the wreck of VW959 was moved again to unknown area.