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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161711
Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Date:08-FEB-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic svix model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen FAW.1
Owner/operator:892 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XJ583
MSN: 10055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:HMS Victorious, Atlantic Ocean, off Freetown -   Sierra Leone
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Victorious, South Atlantic Ocean
Destination airport:HMS Victorous, South Ataltnic Ocean
Narrative:
On 8/2/1961, XJ583 ("V-216") DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 of 892 Sqn was severely damaged when a drop tank caught fire, after the starboard oleo leg collapsed, when landing on HMS Victorious while operating in the Atlantic Ocean off Freetown, Sierra Leone. The fire was put out, and both crew climbed out of the Sea Vixen unharmed.

XJ583 was returned to the UK on HMS Hermes and was later allocated to RNAS Arbroath as Naval Ground Instructional Airframe A2507

(As a point of reference, HMS Victorious sailed ex-Gibraltar 1/2/1961, crossing the equator off the coast of West Africa on 9/2/1961, and arrived at Table Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa, on 16/2/1961)

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. photo of crash: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/seavixenpics/xj583.jpg]
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?105788-Sea-Vixen-Photograph-Help
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH110%20prodn%20list.txt
5. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/victor29.pdf

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

6 Jan 1961 XJ573 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 2 near HMS Ark Royal, off Palermo w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Oct-2013 21:50 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Mar-2014 23:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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