Incident Supermarine Scimitar F Mk I XD219,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156631
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 1973
Type:Supermarine Scimitar F Mk I
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: XD219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Farnborough, Hampshire (FAB/EGLF) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Farnborough, Hampshire (FAB/EGLF)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During trials at Farnborough, Hampshire of the "Dunlop Maxaret" anti-skid braking system, XD219 failed to engage the arrestor gear at 100 knots. The aircraft struck a concrete block, which removed the nose wheel causing the aircraft to break its back.

At the time of the accident XD219 was a non flying aircraft with the outer wings removed, as it was only needed for non-flying high speed taxying trials up and down the runway at Farnbrorugh. It was also engaged at the time (1971-73) in "aquaplaning" trials, using new types of tyres that would disperse rainwater better.

Wreckage removed to the PEE at Foulness by 21/7/1975 (still there 28/6/1989); forward fuselage 1/11/1990 to RNAS Yeovilton fire dump where scrapped in 1994.


2. Dumped at Foulness 28/6/1989:
3. High Speed taxying at Farnborough in 1972: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:]

Revision history:

16-Jun-2013 08:31 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jun-2013 08:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2015 00:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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