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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154093
Last updated: 27 July 2020
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Date:26-MAR-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5
Owner/operator:811 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WM990
C/n / msn: AW.6028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Devils Peak, New Territories -   Hong Kong
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Hong Kong
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 26/3/1956: Two Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5s of 811 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (WM990 '173' and WM997 '240') collided during a sortie from HMS Centaur. Both aircraft flew into Devils Peak, New Territories, Hong Kong, which was obscured by low lying cloud. Both aircraft exploded on impact killing the pilots - Lt. Roger A. Lowson, RN in WM990 and Lt. Brian A Hailstone RN in WM997

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2013 20:35 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 18:13 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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