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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154504
Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:02-NOV-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5
Owner/operator:895 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WM933
C/n / msn: AWA.5985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea on HMS Bulwark, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, off coast of Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5 WM993 '463' of 895 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm crashed 2.11.1956 during "Operation Musketeer" - the action to retake the Suez Canal: aircraft ran off the ship and into the sea after the arrestor wire parted on landing on HMS Bulwark. The pilot (S/Lt Christopher J. Hall) was killed.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20130721195333/http://www.britains-smallwars.com/suez/air.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2013 22:26 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 17:50 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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