ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64756
Last updated: 30 September 2014
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Date:06-DEC-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Sioux AH.1
Owner/operator:13 Flight, 653 Sqn, British Army Air Corps
Registration: XT125
C/n / msn: 1591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Musaymir, Camu Peninsula, Falaise, Aden -   Yemen
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Musaymir, Aden (Yemen)
Destination airport:Habilyan, Aden (Yemen)
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed 6/12/1966 at Musaymir, Camu Peninsula, Falaise, Aden while en-route Musaymir to Habilayn after taking off overloaded. The aircraft caught fire killing the three on board

Per eyewitness report: "On 6th December 1966, an Augusta Bell Sioux, took off from Musaymir, piloted by John Fleming and carrying the Commanding Officer of the Royal Horse Artillery's Chestnut Troop, John Sharp, as well as a Gunner named Cain as an observer, with its intended destination as Al Habilayn. It was overloaded and crashed on the Camu Peninsula*, Falaise, with the loss of all on board. A party from 45 Commando, Royal Marines was given the task of recovering the bodies"

*Note: The location "Camu Peninsula" is believed to a an incorrect translation of the arabic place name "Abu Qiyamah"

Sources:
1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C5070690
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
3. http://www.britains-smallwars.com/Aden/units.html
4. http://pub20.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=1655551732&frmid=98&msgid=922759&cmd=show
5. https://picasaweb.google.com/maximphoto/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCJX1vtuUgvvhfA#5916534576427850642


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2011 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2013 20:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
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