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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155096
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:09-APR-1959
Time:
Type:Supermarine Swift FR.5
Owner/operator:2 Sqn Royal Air Force (2 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XD928
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rantum Beach, near Sylt -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Jever, Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 09/04/1959: The pilot (Flight Lieutenant B. J. "Bunny" St Aubyn) ejected after engine failure and landed in the North Sea. The aircraft crashed onto Rantum Beach, near Sylt, West Germany.

Flt Lt St. Aubyn was unable to release himself from his chute shroud lines and so the rescue helicopter had to tow him to shore

Sources:

http://www.rafjever.org/2squadaircraft.htm#XD928
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=1076
http://web.archive.org/web/20170624000012/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com:80/Swift.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20171123224900/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/swift/swift.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Apr-2013 02:24 Dr. John Smith Added

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