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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160272
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:849 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XL475
MSN: F9444
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Ark Royal, Indian Ocean, off Beira -   Mozambique
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal off Beira, Mozambique
Destination airport:
Written off 10/5/1966: The aircraft was operating in the Indian Ocean off Beira, Mozambique during a blockade patrol from HMS Ark Royal. During a night landing onto HMS Ark Royal on the night of of 10-11/5/1966, the hook missed the wires and the aircraft struck the deck hard. The lower part of the nose wheel oleo broke off and the aircraft fell over the port side. All three crew were rescued.




Photo of XL475 courtesy

Culdrose (EGDR)
25 July 1964; (c) Neil Aird

Revision history:

08-Sep-2013 05:28 Dr.John Smith Added
28-Sep-2013 06:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2013 06:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
24-Feb-2014 12:06 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Sep-2015 08:08 DaveReid Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 15:58 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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