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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161715
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:09-MAR-1961
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: XL477
C/n / msn: F.9446
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 mi off Batticaloa -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:HMS Hermes, Indian Ocean
Narrative:
Stalled on approach to HMS Hermes and ditched into the Indian Ocean.

All three crew jumped into the sea but the pilot [Lt. John L. Scott] was not found. The other two crew were rescued by the HMS Hermes "plane guard" search-and-rescue helicopter. The Gannet sank in deep water and was not recovered.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. https://wpedia.goo.ne.jp/enwiki/Fairey_Gannet_AEW#Accidents_and_incidents
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1960-62].htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Oct-2013 23:40 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jan-2017 18:35 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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