ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122064
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Narrative:Crashed 14/6/1963 and destroyed when hit the water off Scottish east coast during weapon instruction sortie; KKpt Karl-Heinz Lange (MFG1) did not eject and was killed. Per eyewitness report:
|Type:||Hawker Sea Hawk F.100|
|Owner/operator:||Marineflieger (German Navy) MFG2|
|C/n / msn:|| AW.6672|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Moray Firth, off Buckie, Banffshire -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||RNAS Lossiemouth (LMO/EGQS)|
"I was at Lossiemouth from Jan 63 to Sept 64 and in that period we had a group of German Sea Hawks over for a shortish training session. When they arrived we showed them the local area in a lead sortie and then sent them off for a solo recce. The CO failed to return having performed low-level aerobatics over a fishing boat off Buckie which was not part of his briefing and which ended with him and his aircraft hitting the sea. No ejection and not too much found apart from his bonedome and some of the Hawk wing tank.
Apparently he was the "n"th CO to spear in low level in the previous few years. Reasons? Who knows for sure but there were a number of probable guesses?"
1. Hamburger Abendblatt 15.6.1963
||Updated [Operator, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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