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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157484
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:14-SEP-1978
Time:
Type:Fairey Gannet AEW.3
Owner/operator:849 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XL494
C/n / msn: F9453
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Ark Royal, Eastern Mediterranean Sea -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal
Destination airport:HMS Ark Royal,
Narrative:
Written off 14/9/1978:Damaged a wing and flaps during a landing on HMS Ark Royal. Not repaired, as HMS Ark Royal was sailing back to the UK to be decommissioned. Instead, off loaded at Gibraltar and allocated to fire dump there; scrapped in March 1981

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1978.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1212946/


Images:

Photo of XL494 courtesy AirHistory.net


Culdrose (EGDR)
26 July 1972; (c) Chris England

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2013 00:09 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 16:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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