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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138657
Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Date:25-NOV-1964
Time:night
Type:de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen FAW.1
Owner/operator:890 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN708
C/n / msn: 10116
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel into Lyme Bay, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton (YEO/EGDY)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sea Vixen XN708 ("R-244" of 890 qn FAA RN) crashed 25/11/1964: Failed to recover from dive during a practice night rocket attack on a LEPAS target flare being towed by the frigate HMS Murray and disappeared into the English Channel at Lyme Bay, Dorset. In position: Portland Light bearing 220 degrees, 23 miles. Both crew were killed:

Lt Michael J.W. Durrant RN.
Lt Basil A.Last RN.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. Ray Sturtivant et al.: Fleet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946, Air-Britain, p. 170
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1963-65.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20120622210245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/SeaVixen.htm
5. http://lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/AirSea/SeaVixen/InfoRef.html
6. http://www.navy-net.co.uk/fleet-air-arm/44295-sea-vixen-restored-airborne-7.html#post783116
7. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Sep-2011 20:12 angels one five Added
12-Jan-2013 08:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Apr-2013 20:20 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 17:31 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Oct-2013 15:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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