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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 85264
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:02-JAN-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Owner/operator:805 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WE686
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yellow Sea, mouth of the Han River, off the Korean Peninsula -   North Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMAS Sydney, at sea, off coast of North Korea
Destination airport:HMAS Sydney, at sea, off coast of North Korea
Narrative:
Written off 2/1/1952: Disappeared during a routine Combat Air Patrol (CAP) over HMAS Sydney during the ship's second patrol of the Korean War. The Sea Fury was observed from the carrier to fly into cloud in bad weather, become separated from the rest of the formation and was never seen again. Aircraft believed to have crashed into the Yellow Sea, off the mouth of the Han River. The pilot, Sub-Lt (P) Ronald J. Coleman RAN was declared missing, presumed killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et al. Air Britain, 2004 p.390-391)
2. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1952.htm/
3. http://www.navy.gov.au/history/squadron-histories/805-squadron-history
4. https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/seafury/WE686.html
5. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/seafury.htm
6. WE686 at SBAC Show Farnborough Sept 1950; https://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/5518338912
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WE
8. https://www.faaaa.asn.au/coleman-r-j-ron/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2014 08:55 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2014 03:13 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
24-Feb-2014 11:54 Nepa Updated [Operator]
25-May-2014 03:32 angels one five Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2018 16:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-Aug-2020 22:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2020 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]

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