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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154044
Last updated: 29 August 2020
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Date:20-JAN-1955
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk F.Mk I
Owner/operator:738 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WF231
C/n / msn: AWA.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Destination airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk F.Mk.1 WF231: First flown at Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft, Baginton, Coventry 15/12/53. Delivered to the RN FAA 11/1/54 at RNAS Abbotsinch AHU. First issued for service to 802 Squadron RN FAA 22/2/54. To 738 Squadron RN FAA 21/5/54.

Written off 20/01/1955: Engine flamed out at 4,000 feet, pilot made a wheels-up landing on the duty runway at RNAS Lossiemouth. Aircraft skidded for 700 yards along the ice-covered runway, then across the Lossiemouth-Elgin road, coming to rest in a field, after passing through concrete fence supports and a stone wall. Pilot, Sub Lieutenant J.A. Vann injured. Remains Struck off charge 04/02/1955 as Cat.,ZZ at RNAS Lossiemouth AHU.

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et al, Air Britain, 2004 p,438-439)
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160423024448/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHawk.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2013 20:38 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Mar-2013 22:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 19:21 DG333 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
08-Jul-2020 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2020 19:05 Jixon Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Aug-2020 09:39 Apen Updated [Operator, Operator]

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