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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154144
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:27-APR-1956
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk F.2
Owner/operator:764 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: WF255
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Summers Pace, North of Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Ford, (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk F.2 WF255: Delivered 3/3/54. Issued to 764 Squadron FAA RN (as 707/FD).

Written off 27/04/1956: During a slow roll at 20,000 ft and while inverted the seat was felt to move. There was then a loud bang and the pilot (Lieutenant Commander D. B. Ferne) found himself in free air still in his seat, possibly as the direct result of an inadvertent (non-pilot initiated) ejection. He parachuted to safety but was injured. The aircraft (without its pilot) crashed at Summers Pace north of Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
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
16-Mar-2013 22:36 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:30 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2020 02:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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