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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137058
Last updated: 7 January 2020
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Date:28-JAN-1957
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB 3
Owner/operator:898 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV853
C/n / msn: AWA6098
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malta -   Malta
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spun in after control was lost during an unauthorised dogfight practice whilst taking part in an Army Co-operation exercise. The pilot - Lt. Patrick H. Chambers - did not eject and was killed.

An eyewitness wrote to ASN in 2013: "I witnessed the whole accident. Two RAF Meteors were "engaged" in a mock dogfight by two RN Sea Hawks, at quite a low level - I estimate 1500 feet. The Sea Hawk that crashed was closely following a Meteor and appeared to be caught in its slipstream, and hit a slope, blowing up on impact. I was on the scene within about 3 minutes but it was obvious that the crash was fatal."

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1957.htm
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm
3. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jun-2011 15:17 angels one five Added
22-Feb-2012 01:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jan-2013 13:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Apr-2013 11:22 J Bunyan Updated [[Operator, Narrative]]
07-Apr-2013 12:32 J Bunyan Updated [[[Operator, Narrative]]]
07-Apr-2013 18:33 harro Updated [Narrative]
20-Oct-2013 02:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2014 01:52 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 16:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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