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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157686
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:24-FEB-1966
Time:night
Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:816 Sqn RAN
Registration: XG796
MSN: F.9364
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMAS Melbourne. in Jervis Bay, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMAS Melbourne, Jervis Bay, NSW
Destination airport:HMAS Melbourne, Jervis Bay, NSW
Narrative:
Crashed 24/02/66: when being flown by Lt(P) Fyfe RAN. Whilst carrying out his first night deck arrested landing on HMAS Melbourne, took his wave off too late, catching arrestor wire number six, and came to a stop hanging over the port side of the carrier, held only in place by the wire. Crew rescued and XG796 was hauled back on board. Aircraft cut up into small pieces and dropped into sea at Jervis Bay NSW.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/n3.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2013 00:43 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Feb-2014 12:04 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2018 16:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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