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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161406
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:25-APR-1963
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:816 Sqn RAN
Registration: WN457
MSN: F.9203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMAS Melbourne -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMAS Melbourne
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Ganett As.1 WN457 ("M-816 of 816 Sqn, RAN) was written off on 25/04/1963 when port engine exploded during catapault launch from HMAS Melbourne. Aircraft ditched and crew rescued unhurt.Pilot of WN457 on this date was S/Blt(P) N.L.Dennett RAN. Rest of crew S/Lt(O) H.V.Beardsell, Lt(O) P.J.Moy

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/n3.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
3. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Gannet-WN457/WN457
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WN
5. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vintage-and-warbirds/conversations/topics/1423


Images:

Photo of WN457 courtesy AirHistory.net


Wagga Wagga - Forest Hill (YSWG / WGA)
; (c) Kurt Finger

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2013 02:34 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 15:31 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Oct-2016 07:31 Noel Updated [Date, Total occupants, Narrative]

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