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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153974
Last updated: 28 September 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Owner/operator:Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd
Registration: XE490
C/n / msn: AW.6386
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Abbotsinch, Glasgow -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Baginton, Coventry (CVT)
Destination airport:RNAS Abbotsinch, Glasgow (GLA/EGPF)
Narrative:
Written off 10/1/1956: the pilot attempted a wheels up landing at Abbotsinch, Glasgow after he lost control while on approach. XE490 struck the runway hard and broke up killing the pilot. The aircraft was on delivery from the makers (Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft) at Baginton, Coventry

Pilot killed is presumed to be Commander Robert D. Head, attached to HMS Daedalus, as that is the only Naval fatality recorded for 10/1/1956

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950_-_1959_16.html]
3. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2013 22:42 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Mar-2013 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated
20-Oct-2013 02:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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