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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157282
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:06-MAY-1970
Time:night
Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:849B NAS FAA RN
Registration: XR433
MSN: F9516
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RNAS Yeovilton (YEO/EGDY)
Narrative:
Gannet AEW.3 XR433, the last production machine and last Fairey fixed-wing aircraft, was delivered on 6/6/1963, and belonged to "B" Flight, No. 849 Squadron, aboard H.M.S. "Ark Royal". Written off 6/8/1970: Crashed on a night approach to Yeovilton, Somerset and burnt out killing both crew:

HOLLAND, John R, Act/Sub Lieutenant (observer)
I'Anson, Stuart C, Sub Lieutenant (pilot)

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1970.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1036640/
3. http://m.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205015784
4. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1970-75.htm

Media:

Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XR433 at RNAS Brawdy (EGDA) on June 8 1966

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2013 16:31 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Jun-2013 16:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
27-Jun-2013 16:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time]
28-Sep-2013 10:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2014 14:01 Nepa Updated [Operator]
16-Aug-2014 07:52 iansoval7 Updated [Narrative]

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