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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161503
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:24-APR-1962
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:849 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XP198
MSN: F.9464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Ark Royal, off coast of Singapore -   Singapore
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XP198 ("430" of 890 Sqn, FAA RN) was written off 24/4/1962: While operating off Singapore the aircraft was engaged in testing the No.3 arrestor wire on board HMS Ark Royal. The wire pulled out and parted from the aircraft which then taxied over the side of the ship. The pilot [Lt. Briain T. Jones] was killed but the other two occupants (observer and AEO, names not known) were rescued

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1723&page=11
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1960-62].htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2013 22:38 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Feb-2014 20:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]
28-Dec-2019 21:24 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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