de Havilland, DH 98 Mosquito FB Mk 26, s/n KA153
Mosquito KA153 of Hq Ferry Command RAF (No 45 Atlantic Transport Group), on a ferry flight to the UK via Iceland.
For an unknown reason, the aircraft crashed short of the runway, ca 2 km from the city center.
The aircraft was “written off”
F/O F W Clarke (21 years) Pilot RAF - killed
F/Lt K H Grist. Navigator RCAF - killed
Manufacturer: De Havilland
Type: DH Mosquito FB Mk 26
Registration (S/N): KA153
Operator: Hq Ferry Command RAF (No 45 Atlantic Transport Group)