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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153972
Last updated: 29 August 2020
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Date:10-JAN-1956
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk F.2
Owner/operator:738 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WF263
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:800 yards off RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk F.2 WF263 ('649/LM') of 738 Squadron FAA RN: Written off 10/1/1956. Ditched into the sea 800 yards off shore while on approach to Lossiemouth, Morayshire after engine failure. Due to a maintenance error a rubber dust cap was blocking the fuel flow. The caused a fuel pressure warning, followed by an engine failure due to fuel starvation

Pilot - Lieutenant Commander P L Keighly-Peach - survived, and was rescued by helicopter. The wreckage was recovered at low tide by Naval Personnel, who dragged the airframe backwards onto the beach. Recovered to Lossiemouth, then sent to RNAS Donibristle, Fife on 22/2/57 by road for accident investigation. Authorised to be reduced to Spares & Produce 20/12/57. Struck off charge as Cat.ZZ on 10/1/58 and reduced to spares and produce as Donibristle.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
2. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF ..


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2013 22:20 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:18 Nepa Updated [Operator]
08-Jun-2020 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jun-2020 22:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
29-Aug-2020 09:40 soucek56 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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