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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161358
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Fairey Gannet T.5
Owner/operator:849 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XG887
MSN: F.9416
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hay-on-Wye, Breconshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAY Belfast, Sydenham (EGAC)
Destination airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)
Fairey Gannet T.5 XG887 of 849 Sqn FAA RN was written off on 2/8/1963 During a delivery flight from Shorts of Belfast to Culdrose a fuel leak in the port jet pipe ignited. The fire spread to the leading edge fuel tank which exploded causing the aircraft to disintegrate killing the pilot. The aircraft crashed at Hay-On-Wye, Breconshire*

NOTE: The official Board of Inquiry report gives the crash location as "St Michael-on-Arrow, Radnorshire"



Revision history:

10-Oct-2013 17:19 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Feb-2014 20:48 Nepa Updated [Operator]
28-Dec-2019 21:26 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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