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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154500
Last updated: 8 July 2020
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Date:31-AUG-1956
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4
Owner/operator:738 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: WV843
C/n / msn: AWA.6088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Destination airport:RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar), Morayshire
Narrative:
Delivered to the Fleet Air Arm at RNAY Belfast 23/11/54. Moved to HMS Blackcap (RNAS Stretton) 7/3/55. To HMS Fulmar (RNAS Lossiemouth) 7/10/55. First issued for service 11/10/55 to 738 Squadron FAA RN. Coded "122/LM" later "652/LM"

Written off 31/8/56: Landed 250 yards short of the runway at Lossiemouth, Morayshire during a flapless landing. It ran through the perimeter fence and came to rest 50 yards short of the runway. Sent for repair to RNAY Fleetlands 12/10/56, but declared a write off (damaged beyond economic repair) 25/10/56, and Struck off Charge as Cat.ZZ on 8/11/56.

According to some sources, the nose/cockpit section was salvaged for static display at the Torbay Aircraft Museum in June 1979. However, some source claim that the nose section of "WV843" is actually the nose section of another Sea Hawk (WF145) which had been painted up as "WV843" at some point in the early 1970s.

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et at, Air Britain, 2004 p.436)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
3. WV843 at RNAS Stretton (HMS Blackcap) 25/6/55: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1475165
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WV
5. https://www.airliners.net/photo/UK-Navy/Hawker-Sea-Hawk-FGA4/2547681


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2013 21:34 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:46 Nepa Updated [Operator]
08-Jul-2020 15:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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