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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154354
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:19-JUN-1956
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Owner/operator:804 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: XE452
C/n / msn: AW6373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles off RNAS Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 XE452: Delivered 30/9/55 to RN AHU at HMS Fulmar, RNAS Lossiemouth. RN FAA career was with 804 Squadron as "170-O" from 7/1/56.

Written off 19/6/56: dived into sea during a test flight from RNAS Lossiemouth. Aircraft came down in the sea 15 miles off Lossiemouth. Pilot (Lieutenant John R Haward) ejected but killed, probably ejected too low for ejector seat parachute to be deployed in time. Formally struck off charge as Cat.ZZ on 20/6/56

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et al, Air Britain, 2004 p 452)
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XE


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2013 09:09 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Mar-2013 12:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
05-Apr-2013 07:32 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Jun-2020 21:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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