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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58421
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:06-DEC-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Mirage IIIO(F)
Owner/operator:ARDU RAAF
Registration: A3-1
MSN: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km from Avalon, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 6/12/1964 when crashed 2 km from Avalon Victoria. During tests at 36,000ft with ARDU, a spin developed, pilot was unable to recover and ejected just before impact at 750 knots (supersonic) and at a height of 7000ft. Pilot Sqn Leader Tony Powell RAF injured seriously during ejection, parachute deployment and landing. RAAF Ejection number 26.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//3a3.shtml
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1964.htm#dec
3. https://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/research/aircraft/series3/A3.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
13-Dec-2009 10:45 harro Updated
29-Mar-2014 02:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2019 16:13 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
02-Nov-2021 08:36 royalist flyer Updated [Narrative]

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