GannetXA330-1

Gannet XA330 on the deck of Melbourne, still bearing the “Y” pennant. Date unknown.  (RAN image)

Airframe History:

Type: AS.1
Side Numbers (from ADF Serials): 423/B, 302/Y, 882/NW
Delivery in Australia: 08 May 1956
Notes:  Crashed 20/02/1961, Nowra NSW. 725 Sqdn Lt(P) G.O’Day RAN Left undercarriage down during a single engine flypast.  Stalled and landed in trees, crew unhurt. 
Disposal: Reduced to components.


GannetXA330-2

 

Gannet XA330 Crash

XA330 in the trees, Nowra February 1961. RAN image via FAAM