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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235476
Last updated: 24 April 2020
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Date:22-FEB-1954
Time:day
Type:Supermarine Attacker FB.Mk 2
Owner/operator:800 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WP295
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Eagle, Mediterranean Sea, off Gibraltar -   Gibraltar
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, Mediterranean Sea, off Gibraltar
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Supermarine Attacker FB.2 WP295 (104/J), 800 Squadron FAA RN: Written off (destroyed) 22/2/54 when crashed on take off (launch) from HMS Eagle, Mediterranean Sea, off Gibraltar. The aircraft stalled shortly after launch, dived inverted into the sea off the carrier, and sank. Despite the intervention of the the HMS Eagle "plane guard" SAR (Search And Rescue) helicopter, the pilot was killed (drowned)

Crew of Attacker WP295:
Lieutenant James F Nash RN (pilot) - killed on active service 22/2/54

Sources:

1. National Archives (PRO Kew) File ADM 1/25322: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4846434
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP
3. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1954.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Apr-2020 19:18 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Apr-2020 21:17 MIG21 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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