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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154547
Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Date:24-NOV-1956
Time:
Type:Douglas Skyraider AEW.1
Owner/operator:849 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WT984
C/n / msn: 7850
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranea Sea, off HMS Eagle -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-US Navy Bu Aer No 126866 after service with USN and major overhaul, went to Fleet Air Arm Apr 24, 1956 as Skyraider AEW.1 WT984. While in circuit off HMS Eagle in Mediterranean Sea Nov 24, 1956, climbed steeply as if to loop, then went inverted and dove into sea 2 miles from ship. All 3 crew members killed:
BEALE, Ivor L, Sub Lieutenant
CONNOLLY, Patrick J, Sub Lieutenant
ELLIOTT, Ian G, Lieutenant

Sources:

http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm
http://www.navy-net.co.uk/fleet-air-arm/50841-douglas-skyraider.html
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries14.htm]l
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Mar-2013 16:47 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Mar-2013 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 17:46 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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