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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157804
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:25-NOV-1968
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:849 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XL455
MSN: F9438
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pacific Ocean, 40 miles E of Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Hermes, off Okinawa
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 25/11/1968: Crashed into the sea forty miles east of Okinawa, Japan after launch from HMS Hermes when the port wing folded on take off: all three crew killed

BROADWAY, Nicholas J, Sub Lieutenant (Observer)
STILL, Gordon L, Act/Sub Lieutenant (Pilot)
TRACEY, Thomas W, Lieutenant (Air Electronics Warfare Officer)

This incident was the second loss of an 849 Squadron Gannet AEW.3 from HMS Hermes in just three days - the carrier and squadron having lost Gannet AEW.3 XL451 on November 22nd

Sources:

1. https://wpedia.goo.ne.jp/enwiki/Fairey_Gannet_AEW
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
3. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1966-69.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2013 13:43 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Sep-2013 18:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2014 12:42 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
23-Feb-2014 20:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]
28-Dec-2019 21:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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