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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154366
Last updated: 22 January 2020
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Date:04-OCT-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA 6
Owner/operator:810 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XE405
C/n / msn: AW6349
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mellieha -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, off coast of Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 4.10.1956: Based on HMS Bulwark. Aircraft engaged in exercises for the forthcoming Operation Musketeer, the retaking of the Suez Canal. 19-year-old pilot (Lt. J. D. Bridel) ejected from approx. 10,000-12,000 feet. Ejector seat failed to separate, and parachute didnít deploy properly. Pilot killed on crashing through the roof of a house in Mellieha.

Sources:

http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045955/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm#oct
http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2013 16:45 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2013 19:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 17:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Jul-2014 09:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 07:16 Erectus Updated [Operator]

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