Beaver Tails master index

 previous  next click on arrows to navigate page by page.

XP773 with Major McCallum.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 18 September 1964 - via




• de Havilland Aircraft, Hatfield, UK. Delivered 04-Oct-1960 to Hawarden, Chester via Liverpool Docks. First flight, 19-Jan-1961. Awaiting collection and delivery.

XP773 Army Air Corps (AAC). Delivered 15-Feb-1961.

To 2MU RAF Sealand, North Wales, 15-May-1961 for shipment to Middle East with XP-774 & 775.

15 Flight, 653 Light Aircraft Sqd, Khormaksor, Aden on arrival 16-Jun-1961.

Accident: Aden. 18-Sep-1964. Force landed in a wadi. Pilot Lt. A.E. Kimbell. Lifted out by Belvedere Helicopter but Beaver dropped from 50 ft (her last and unmanned descent). Declared Cat 5 Damage on 18-Sep-1964. Written off and scrapped.

Possible cause: Ran out of fuel,

Interesting story can be found here. Link.

Replaced by XP778 from 8 Flight.