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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154358
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Date:10-AUG-1956
Time:night
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3
Owner/operator:738 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: WF303
C/n / msn: AWA.5952
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dornoch Firth, 3 miles north of Hopeman, Elgin, Morayshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Destination airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3 WF303: Built at AWA (Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft) at Baginton, Coventry. Delivered to the Fleet Air Arm at RNAS Abbotsinch AHU 6.6.54. Transferred to HMS Fulmar, RNAS Lossiemouth AHU 21.6.55. First issued for service to 738 Squadron RN FAA on 14.7.55 at RNAS Lossiemouth as "100/LM", later "629/LM"

Written off 10.8.1956: Crashed at night into Dornoch Firth during a practice bombing run 3 miles north of Hopeman, Elgin, Morayshire, on approach to the Tain ranges, Ross and Cromarty. Pilot - Sub Lieutenant William I.K. Manson - killed.

Formally Struck Off Charge as Cat.ZZ on 27.8.56.

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et all, Air Britain, 2004 p,423)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
3. http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm
4. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopeman


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2013 13:15 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:43 Nepa Updated [Operator]
24-Jun-2020 19:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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