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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154489
Last updated: 22 January 2020
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Date:05-OCT-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5
Owner/operator:802 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WM971
C/n / msn: AWA.6009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mellinka Bay -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Albion. off Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sea Hawk FB.3 WM971 '0/133' of 802 Squadron, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm operating from HMS Albion. Crashed 5.10.1956 due to fuel tank warning light came on (according to some sources, the warning was spurious). Pilot - Lt. P. Cardew - ejected safely and WM971 crashed into Mellinka Bay, Malta

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20160423024448/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHawk.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=964
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
26-Mar-2013 18:54 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2013 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Narrative]
08-May-2013 17:54 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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