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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240281
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:25-SEP-1957
Time:day
Type:Fairey Gannet AS.1
Owner/operator:820 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XA391
MSN: F.9261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Bulwark, off coast of Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, Bangor Bay, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Gannet AS.1, XA391 "321/B", 820 Naval Air SquadroN. The aircraft ditched into the sea off the coast of Northern Ireland, due to engine failure, on 25/9/1957, while operating from HMS Bulwark, and was judged as Category ZZ (total loss, clearly unrepairable or beyond economical repair) with a little over 375 flying hours ‘on the clock’. The crew, Lt A R Robinson, Lt G W M Thompson and Leading Telegraphist (Air) M E A Loades all escaped unharmed, and were rescued

Sources:

1. https://www.jets-are-for-kids.ch/pdf/fairey_gannet_FlyPast_10-2019.pdf
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1957.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Aug-2020 00:19 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Aug-2020 07:45 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Operator]

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