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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161013
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:816 Sqn RAN
Registration: XG792
MSN: F.9360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMAS Melbourne, near Kiama, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:HMAS Melbourne, off Kiama, NSW
Destination airport:
Written off when ditched 02/02/65, off HMAS Melbourne near Kiama, NSW. Cause of crash was due to both engines failed after launch. Some wreckage was recovered to HMAS Albatross. Crew survived the crash, and were returned safely to HMAS Melbourne by the carrier's "plane guard" SAR helicopter

Crew of Gannet XG792: Lt(P) D.Farthing RAN, LT(O) G.Bessel-Browne RAN, and Pilot Officer A.C.M McCreanor



Revision history:

28-Sep-2013 09:27 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 15:33 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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