Lt. Robert Lewis. McKay
Royal Canadian Navy
 25th January 1948
[Caterpillar Club]
On 14th October 1947 Lt. R. L. McKay had to make a precautionary landing due to high temperature in this same aircraft Irvin Parachute
RCN Hawker Sea Fury Mk.10 TF919 803 Sqn
Eglington
, Lough Foyle, County Down, Northern  Ireland
Crashed off the Irish coast after loss of control in an inverted spin at Eglinton Lt. Robert Lewis. McKay
RCN
bailed out safely
In this period the RCN was receiving supplies of the Sea Fury and Lt. McKay was probably flying test flights to get used to the new aircraft type before deliveries to Canada. FEEDBACK appreciated
Thanks to Dorel McKay for permission to use Photographs
 

 

 

 

Hawker Sea Fury Mk.10 TF919

Built under contract number Aircraft 3682 from Hawker Aircraft

Delivered to RDU Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose 22.7.1947

then 803 Sqn Eglington, on Lough Foyle, County Down, Northern  Ireland

[803 Squadron was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in January 1946.]

Precautionary landing due to high temperature  on 14.10.1947 [pilot Lt. R. L. McKay]

Crashed after loss of control in an inverted spin at Eglinton [pilot Lt. R. L. McKay RCN bailed out safely]