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Narrative:Midair collision between RAF Hawks XX333 and XX340 during air combat training over Decimommannu AB, Sardinia, when both pilots lost situational awareness.
|Operator:||2 TWU / 151 Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 180/312157|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Decimomannu AB, Sardinia -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Decimomannu AB, Sardinia|
|Destination airport:||Decimomannu AB, Sardinia|
Both aircraft carried out a simulated attack on an RAF Phantom without being fully aware of each other's presence. A collision occurred at 11,000 feet; control was lost and all three Hawk pilots ejected.
Crew of Hawk XX333 were later named as Flt. Lt. Piers Applegarth and Flt. Lt. John "Kiwi" Watson. Sole occupant of Hawk XX340 later named as Flt. Lt. Malcolm W. Brown.
Flight International 27 Dec. 1986
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