N7-219 Aircraft History:
- First Flight 24/04/63.
- Ditched 18 June 1970 whilst with 817 Sqdn off Singapore. LEUT(P) P.Bainbridge, LEUT(P) Lawson, SBLT(O) Wong and LACM Smith were picked up by Wasp helicopter from HMS Euraylus.
- Aircraft recovered and used as a training aid at Nowra.
- Reported to have been used as a fire training aid at RAAF Richmond.
- Main fuselage and damaged tail boom at Dubbo Military Museum as of 9/07/2003. The museum reportedly closed in 2006 and current whereabouts of N7219’s remains are unknown.
Aircraft Accident Details:
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