ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152394
Last updated: 28 April 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:02-JAN-1966
Time:
Type:Supermarine Scimitar F.1
Owner/operator:803 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XD279
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Ark Royal, off Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The nose wheel ran off the flight deck into a catwalk while the aircraft was positioning on HMS Ark Royal off Malaya. Damage initially assessed as Cat.3(R) and therefore repairable. As a result, XD279 was off loaded at Sembawang, Singapore, but repairs were abandoned. Struck off charge as Cat.5(c) later in 1966 and scrapped; remains to fire fighting training/crash rescue at Sembawang

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?81343-Did-it-survive!&p=1254714#post1254714
http://web.archive.org/web/20170623235943/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com:80/Scimitar.html
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XD


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2013 12:49 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 10:47 Nepa Updated [Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description