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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154505
Last updated: 22 May 2020
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Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Owner/operator:897 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: XE377
C/n / msn: AWA.6321
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Port Said -   Egypt
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Port Said
Destination airport:
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 XE377 '195' of 897 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm was lost on combat operations during "Operation Musketeer" on 6.11.1956: Hit by flak (AAA) which caused the fuel tank to catch fire while on a sortie from HMS Eagle during the Suez campaign in the Port Said area of Egypt.

The pilot - Lt. J. H. Stuart-Jervis - ejected safely and was rescued by the HMS Eagle SAR helicopter


Revision history:

26-Mar-2013 22:37 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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