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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152394
 
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Date:02-JAN-1966
Time:
Type:Supermarine Scimitar F.1
Owner/operator:803 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XD279
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Ark Royal, off Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The nose wheel ran off the flight deck into a catwalk while the aircraft was positioning on HMS Ark Royal off Malaya. Damage initially assessed as Cat.3(R) and therefore repairable. As a result, XD279 was off loaded at Sembawang, Singapore, but repairs were abandoned. Struck off charge as Cat.5(c) later in 1966 and scrapped; remains to fire fighting training/crash rescue at Sembawang

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?81343-Did-it-survive!&p=1254714#post1254714
http://web.archive.org/web/20170623235943/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com:80/Scimitar.html
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XD


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2013 12:49 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 10:47 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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