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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161613
Last updated: 5 February 2020
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Date:04-SEP-1962
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen FAW.1
Owner/operator:892 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XJ603
C/n / msn: 10070
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Hermes, in the Mediterranean Sea, off Hal Far -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Hermes, Mediterranean Sea
Destination airport:HMS Hermes, Mediterranean Sea
Narrative:
On 4/9/1962, XJ603 ("H-213") a Sea Vixen FAW.1 of 892 Sqn FAA RN was written off when it struck the round-down when landing on board HMS Hermes, while the carrier was operating in the Mediterranean Sea off Hal Far, Malta. XJ603 slid up the deck and fell into the sea off the angle deck, killing both crew - Lt. Robert G. Lunn (pilot) and Lt. Edward R. Mason (observer)

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170718032515/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com:80/SeaVixen.html
3. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19601969/tabid/652/language/en-US/Default.aspx
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH110%20prodn%20list.txt
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1960-62].htm
6. http://www.seavixen.org/squadrons/correlation-squadrons-ships/892-sqn-to-hms-hermes-1962-1964
7. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/hermes14.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Oct-2013 17:33 Dr. John Smith Added

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