Accident Sea Vampire 19 October 1960 RNAS Lossiemouth

#1
A dear pal of mine and his Midshipman trainee died in Sea Vampire T22 XA114 one mile from Lossiemouth at Coulard Bank Farm.

No board of enquiry ensued.
Does any RR member have any information please.
 
#2
deckhead said:
A dear pal of mine and his Midshipman trainee died in Sea Vampire T22 XA114 one mile from Lossiemouth at Coulard Bank Farm.

No board of enquiry ensued.
Does any RR member have any information please.
Not me I'm afraid - I was at Brawdy then. However, do check with either:

The Officer in Charge
RN Flight Safety and Accident Investigation Centre
RNAS Yeovilton
Yeovil
Somerset BA22 8HT

or

The Director
The Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton
Yeovil
Somerset BA22 8HT

Although a Board of Inquiry (BOI) might not have been convened, an A25 (Aircraft Accident Report) would, I am sure, heve been rendered. Although a copy of the report might no longer be held by the RNFS&AIC after such a long time, it would almost certainly be lodged with the Public Records Office. If it does, and you can show cause, the Freedom of Information Act might well allow access.
 
#3
National Archive (formerly Public Record Office) has a file "Review of aircraft accidents July-December 1960" under reference ADM 1/27627 - should be some detail of the circumstances there.
 

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