ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154503
Last updated: 28 November 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:29-OCT-1956
Time:
Type:Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6
Owner/operator:897 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XE441
MSN: AWA.6362
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Eagle, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 XE441 '198' of 897 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Crashed 29.10.1956: Ditched into the Mediterranean Sea over the side of HMS Eagle after catapult failure on launch while operating off Malta.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2013 22:01 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:50 Nepa Updated [Operator]
02-Sep-2020 20:56 DB Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description