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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164828
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:10-JUL-1961
Time:
Type:Supermarine Scimitar F.1
Owner/operator:803 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XD269
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Victorious, Persian Gulf, off Kuwait -   Kuwait
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Victorious, off Kuwait
Destination airport:HMS Victorious, off Kuwait
Narrative:
On 10/07/1961, XD269 ("V-157") Supermarine Scimitar F.1 of 803 NAS FAA RN was written off when it taxied over the port side of HMS Victorious into the Persian Gulf, after brake failure during landing. 803 NAS, as part of the HMS Victorious Carrier Air Group, was operating off Kuwait as part of "Operation Vantage" - a "show of strength" by British forces intended to deter a possible invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.

No fatalities reported, so it is presumed that the pilot ejected safely and was rescued by the HMS Victorious plane guard SAR helicopter

Sources:

1. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/scimitar/history.php
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/scimitarpics/xd269.jpg]
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1960%E2%80%9374)#1961
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Vantage
6. http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_203.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2014 02:23 Dr. John Smith Added

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