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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160985
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:12-OCT-1965
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:D Flt / 849 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XL478
MSN: F.9447
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr HMS Eagle, Indian Ocean, off Mombasa -   Kenya
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Malaya
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL478 ("E-070" of D Flight, 849 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm) was written off on 12 October 1965: The launch bridle detached during the initial launch sequence from HMS Eagle while the carrier was operating in the Indian Ocean off Mombasa, Kenya (12th to 23rd October 1965). Despite the use of brakes XL478 ran slowly over the side of the ship. and into the sea. Both crew were rescued by HMS Eagles SAR "plane guard" helicopter

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm
2. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?106654-Carrier-ops
3. https://wpedia.goo.ne.jp/enwiki/Fairey_Gannet_AEW
4. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/eagle15.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2013 18:21 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Sep-2013 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Feb-2014 12:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Jun-2015 22:04 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]

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