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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155071
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:07-NOV-1955
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:820 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WN414
MSN: F.9175
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles off Inishtrahull Island, Donegal -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Eglinton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 7/11/1956: during the second radar homing run on the corvette HMS Carisbrooke Castle, a bang was heard at 300 feet. Aircraft hit sea and sank. All 3 crew on board saved.

Sources:

1. Ray Sturtivant et al.: Fleet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946, Air-Britain, p. 307
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WN


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2013 19:07 Uli Elch Added
08-May-2013 17:05 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Sep-2013 06:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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