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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157814
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic svix model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen FAW.2
Owner/operator:892 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XS588
MSN: 10147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Hermes, Mediterranean Sea, off Malta flying sorties -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:HMS Hermes, Mediterranean Sea returning from el Adem bombing range
Destination airport:HMS Hermes, Mediterranean Sea
Written off 3/1/1967: Waved off following a poor approach to HMS Hermes. However, it came down on the angled deck in a nose up attitude and ditched over the side into the Mediterranean Sea off Malta. The observer was killed


4. A/ hermes-1966-to-1968
I was aft emergency tractor team and observed the incident from beginning to end in fact I was one of the stretcher team that carried the observer down to sickbay after the MO declared him dead.
The day was not the 3rd for definite as we didn't sail from Portsmouth until the 16th my birthday.
It wasn't on the approach as he actually touched down on the flight deck but missed the wires and attempted to go around agaim but flamed out and it did not hit the deck at all. The aircrew diver went down in the oggin with the sinking plane and managed to extract the pilot but the observer didn't stand a chance in the death trap in the fuselage

Revision history:

28-Jul-2013 01:12 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 15:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Feb-2021 10:17 Tex Edwards Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]

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