Skyhawk A4G  N13-155060 (873)

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Brief Aircraft History

  • Delivered to RAN 08/71. Unloaded from HMAS Sydney onto RAN Lighter AWL 304 at Jervis Bay 11/08/71 then by road transport to Nowra.
  • With VF805 01/06/72.
  • Crashed 05/06/73, 20 nm east of RAAF Williamtown NSW after Turbine shroud failure SBLT Tony Der Kinderen ejected over water and was recovered by RAAF helicopter. (First ejection from A4G)

SBLT Tony Der Kinderen in discussion with Captain Clark and LCDR Callan on his safe return from RAAF Williamtown after the accident.

For Excerpt from Squadron Diary click here