DH 103 Hornet, Registration No. VW949
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.
There is no information on the crew available.
Mfg: De Havilland DH.103 Hornet, Sea Hornet NF21
Construction Number: Unknown
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.