Aviation Photo #1349121 Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A) - Australia - Air Force

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A crash-damaged Mirage on display at the Darwin Aviation Heritage Museum' in 1994. The 75 Sqn 'Miracle' had an engine flame-out (due to a sticking 'Stops Corrector') on approach to Darwin Airport on 27May85. The Pilot, Flg Off John Quaife (now AVM Quaife), ejected and the aircraft pancaked wheels-up onto the Ludmilla mudflats. The centre-line fuel tank was ripped off (cause of Stbd intake damage?) and she skidded to a stop on her supersonic tanks. A3-36 has now been restored, in 75 Sqn camouflage livery.
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Australia - Air Force
    Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A)
    Dassault Mirage I/III
    Dassault Mirage I/III
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    A3-36
    Darwin - International
    Northern Territory
    Australia
    September 27, 1994
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