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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154147
Last updated: 24 April 2020
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Date:12-OCT-1954
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk F.1
Owner/operator:738 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: WF235
C/n / msn: AWA.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arthurs Bridge, near Milltown, Morayshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk F.Mk.1 WF235: First Flown at Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft, Baginton, Coventry 19.12.53. Delivered AHU Stretton 18.1.54. Issued to 738 Squadron, RNAS Lossiemouth by 26.7.54; Whilst parked, hit by taxying WF226 17.9.54. Repaired and returned to service.

Written off 12.10.54 when crashed on approach to RNAS Lossiemouth, nose‑dived into trees downwind of runway, at Arthurs Bridge, near airfield, near Milltown, explosion before hitting ground, set heather on fire blocking the road. Struck off charge as Cat ZZ same day. Pilot (Lieutenant Ian G. A. Douglas) killed

Sources:

1. National Archives (PRO Kew) File ADM 1/25353: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4846465
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF
3. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1954.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160423024448/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHawk.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2013 00:45 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:36 Nepa Updated [Operator]
24-Apr-2020 22:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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