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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154499
Last updated: 26 December 2019
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Date:10-AUG-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Owner/operator:810 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XE442
C/n / msn: AWA.6363
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off HMS Bulwark, off Gibraltar -   Gibraltar
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, off Gibraltar
Destination airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 XE442 '233' of 810 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm crashed 10.8.1956: Ditched into the sea whilst operating off HMS Bulwark off Gibraltar, after attempting an emergency belly landing on the carrier with the undercarriage jammed up.

Aircraft had been briefed to land at RAF North Front, Gibraltar, but returned to HMS Bulwark when undercarriage would not lower. Pilot (Lt. M. McCook Weir) ejected safely

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20160423024448/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaHawk.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2013 21:25 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 18:00 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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