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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154331
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Date:25-MAY-1956
Time:day
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Owner/operator:895 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XE373
C/n / msn: AW6317
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 miles West of RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire
Destination airport:RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk XE373 '193' of 895 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, crashed and written off 25.5.1956: dived into the ground while orbiting the airfield at 2,000 ft waiting for leader to land, and came down eleven miles west of RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire (a.k.a. HMS Goldcrest)

The pilot (Sub Lieutenant David George Hakesley, RN, aged 20) was killed. Possible cause of crash was the disengagement of one of the powered ailerons.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
2. http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hawker_Sea_Hawk_operators#.C2.A0United_Kingdom
4. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XE
6. https://www.wwwmp.co.uk/pembrokeshire-memorials/brawdy-war-memorial/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2013 17:05 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Mar-2013 17:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Mar-2013 19:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2013 05:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-May-2013 18:08 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2020 23:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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