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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154493
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:25-JUN-1956
Time:morning
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: WM917
C/n / msn: AWA.5969
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:La Spezia harbour (SP) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle
Destination airport:Pisa
Narrative:
Two Sea Hawk FB.5s ditched into the sea seventeen minutes apart, after running out of fuel during bad weather and language problems with Pisa ATC while operating off HMS Eagle. Both aircraft were briefed to land at Pisa airfield but the US authorities had not informed the airfield of their intended arrival. Aircraft salvaged by Italian Navy from 12 metres deept in the vicinity of the harbour mole.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1956_06/19560626_0002.pdf
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1956_06/19560629_0002.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2013 19:41 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:33 Nepa Updated [Operator]
11-Oct-2013 09:39 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Oct-2013 09:52 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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