ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139294
Last updated: 24 April 2014
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Date:05-MAY-1967
Time:Night
Type:Westland Scout AH.1
Owner/operator:13 Flt, British Army Air Corps
Registration: XT635
C/n / msn: F9641
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jebai, Aden -   Yemen
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ataq, Aden (Yemen)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Flew into a hillside during a night patrol at Jebal, 5 May 1967, killing the two crew, Lt David Morgan AAC and Cpl Christopher Gibb REME. Their two passengers, Marine John Anthony Dunn of 45 Commando and Trooper Gilbert Francis Farley Iles of 16 Troop, D Sqn 22 SAS, also died. Crash was possibly due to pilot disorientation in the darkness, due to lack of visual reference points

Sources:
1. http://britains-smallwars.com/Aden/westland_scout.html
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Scout#Aden_and_Radfan
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1967.htm
4. http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/s-a-s-2c-s-b-s-2c-r-m-26amp-3b-s-o-e-operatives/p77179-iles-2c-gilbert-francis-farley-taff.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2011 19:35 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 20:06 Nepa Updated [Operator]
05-Aug-2013 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2013 20:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
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