Accident Supermarine Scimitar F.1 XD279, Sunday 2 January 1966
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1966
Type:Supermarine Scimitar F.1
Owner/operator:803 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XD279
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:HMS Ark Royal, off Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The nose wheel ran off the flight deck into a catwalk while the aircraft was positioning on HMS Ark Royal off Malaya. Damage initially assessed as Cat.3(R) and therefore repairable. As a result, XD279 was off loaded at Sembawang, Singapore, but repairs were abandoned. Struck off charge as Cat.5(c) later in 1966 and scrapped; remains to fire fighting training/crash rescue at Sembawang


Revision history:

09-Jan-2013 12:49 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 10:47 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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