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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161522
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:20-FEB-1961
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:725 Sqn RAN
Registration: XA330
MSN: F.9222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nowra, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAN Nowra, NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Gannet AS.1 XA330 ("NW-882" of 725 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy) Written off (damaged beyond economic repair when crashed 20/2/1961*, at Nowra, NSW. Pilot, Lt. G.O'Day RAN left undercarriage down during a single engine flypast. XA330 stalled and landed in trees, crew unhurt.

Struck off charge as Cat.5(c) and reduced to components at Nowra on 6/6/1962

NOTE: *Some sources give the date of crash as "6/6/1962", this being the date that XA330 was struck off charge. However, as 725 Sqn RAN was disbanded and absorbed into 724 Sqn RAN on 31/5/1961, the earlier date seems more likely. When 725 Sqn reformed, it was on 1/11/1962 (long after the latter reported date), and in any case the squadron had relinquished its Fairey Gannets for Westland Wessex HAS.31A

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/n3.htm
3. Wreckage of XA330 at Nowra, NSW: http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Gannet-XA330a/BG_XA330
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/725_Squadron_RAN
5. http://www.navy.gov.au/history/squadron-histories/725-squadron-history


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2013 23:20 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Nov-2018 16:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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