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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160858
Last updated: 1 February 2020
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Date:08-SEP-1965
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen FAW.2
Owner/operator:899 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XP953
C/n / msn: 10127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Eagle, off the coast of Malta -   Malta
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Malta
Destination airport:HMS Eagle, off Malta
Narrative:
Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP953 ("E-133" of 899 Sqn, FAA RN) was written off 8/9/1965: The pilot lost control of the aircraft while on approach to HMS Eagle operating in the Mediterranean off Malta. The port wing struck the deck as it missed the wires, it then climbed steeply, stalled to port and struck the sea inverted. Both crew were killed:

MATTHEWS, Raymond, Sub Lieutenant
RAYMENT, Andrew P, Lieutenant

There are credible reports that S/Lt Raymond Matthews body was recovered, and that he was given a formal burial "at sea" with full military honours

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20120622210245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaVixen.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170718032515/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com:80/SeaVixen.html
4. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/eagle14.pdf
5. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19601969/tabid/652/language/en-US/Default.aspx
6. http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/pages/aircraft_carriers/hms_eagle_r05_message_board.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2013 16:39 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Nov-2018 16:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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