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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161285
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:816 Sqn RAN
Registration: XA350
MSN: F.9242
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near HMAS Melbourne to the west of Manus Island, New Guinea -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:HMAS Melbourne off Manus Island, New Guinea
Destination airport:
Fairey Gannet As.1 XA350 (M-817" of 816 Sqn RAN) was written off 16/3/1965: Fell into the sea off HMAS Melbourne to the west of Manus Island, New Guinea at approximate co-ordinates 25′37.28″S, 14658′17.33″E. Flight control lost after engine relight. Crew Lt. J Smith RAN (pilot) Lt. I.Lawson and Observer P.Hancox rescued by carrier "plane guard" SAR helicopter and returned to HMAS Melbourne.



Revision history:

07-Oct-2013 16:41 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 15:36 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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