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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143890
Last updated: 14 April 2020
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Date:27-SEP-1954
Time:11:20
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk F.2
Owner/operator:738 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WF256
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rhoscranog Cross, in the parish of Llandeloy, Pembrokeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Goldcrest, RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Monday morning 27 Sept 1954: Lieutenant Robert G. Dale in a Hawker Sea Hawk took off from RNAS Brawdy, he only reached a height of some 100 ft before the aircraft crashed into a field at Rhoscranog Cross in the parish of Llandeloy, Pembrokeshire, some 3 miles ENE of Brawdy. This was the 1st fatality since the station was commissioned. Lt Dale was a native of Nariobi and buried at Brawdy church. The inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.

Sources:

1. My research into Military Headstones of Pembrokeshire 1722 to 2008
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1954.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160423024448/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHawk.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2012 09:10 Benfrobmw Added
22-Feb-2012 09:11 Anon. Updated [Date]
27-Dec-2012 14:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jan-2013 11:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Sep-2013 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 23:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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