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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154146
Last updated: 27 June 2020
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Date:28-SEP-1954
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3
Owner/operator:738 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: WM909
C/n / msn: AWA.5960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Eileanach Lodge, Glen Glass, Easter Ross, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Fulmar, RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:HMS Fulmar, RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Narrative:
On 28/9/1954, two Royal Navy Sea Hawks of 738 Squadron, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (WF223 and WM909) collided in mid air over Easter Ross. WM909 crashed near Eileanach Lodge, Glen Glass. The pilot of WM909 - Lieutenant Commander John Robertson - was killed.

The pilot of WF223 was Lieutenant Commander N.J.P. Mills, who ejected 20,000 feet and survived. Hawker Sea Hawk WF223 came down near Eilenach Lodge, Evanton.

(Note - according to the official archived record at Kew, file ADM 1/25350, the two Sea Hawks were WM909 and "WK223": however, WK223 was in reality an unused serial in a batch of Supermarine Swift F2s, WK194 to WK315)

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft since 1946 by Ray Sturtivant, Mick Burrow & Lee Howard, pages 418 & 425.
ISBN 0-815130-283-1
2. A Steep Turn to The Stars, A history of aviation in the Moray Firth by Jim Hughes 1999: https://her.highland.gov.uk/Source/SHG2367
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File ADM 1/25350: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4846462
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160423024448/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHawk.htm
5. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1954.htm
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WM
7. https://her.highland.gov.uk/Monument/MHG30855


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Mar-2013 23:08 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Mar-2013 01:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 07:35 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Dec-2013 07:45 angels one five Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 21:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 21:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Apr-2020 21:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
24-Apr-2020 00:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
24-Apr-2020 00:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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