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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55492
Last updated: 6 August 2019
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Date:31-AUG-1984
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAWK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawk T.1
Owner/operator:RAF 'Red Arrows
Registration: XX257
C/n / msn: 093/312093
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 3 miles off Sidmouth, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton (SQZ/EGXP)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Suffered failure of a rotor blade in the low pressure compressor while taking part in a display over Sidmouth, Devon. At the top of the 'Vixen' loop, the pilot - Flt. Lt. P.D. Lees - was unable to regain control of the engine and flew the aircraft out to sea where he ejected

The aircraft crashed into the sea 3 miles off Sidmouth, Devon, and the pilot was rescued by an Sidmouth independent inshore rescue boat.

The wreckage was recovered by the Royal Navy, and sent to the AAIB for investigation. It later turned up in a scrapyard at Charlwood in Surrey.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19840831_xx257.pdf
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222858/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/HAWK/HAWK.htm
3. http://www.demobbed.org.uk/image_view.php?a=23939&s=xx257.jpg (wreckage in Charlwood Scrapyard)
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1984.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2011 00:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2011 00:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
30-May-2013 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Aug-2015 16:10 ian weedon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
16-Nov-2015 19:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
14-Oct-2017 18:42 Admin J Pimm Updated [Operator]

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