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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73568
Last updated: 19 December 2019
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Date:23-MAR-2010
Time:13:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAWK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Hawk T1A
Owner/operator:Red Arrows Royal Air Force (Red Arrows RAF)
Registration: XX253
C/n / msn: 312089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Kasteli Airport (LGTL), Crete -   Greece
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Kasteli Airport - LGTL
Destination airport:Heraklion - LGIR
Narrative:
During a pre-season training two aircraft of the Red Arrows team were involved in a mid-air collision over Crete. One aircraft landed safely at Heraklion Airport, while the other plane was totally destroyed, with the pilot safely ejecting. XX253 was immediately quarantined by the RAF pending investigation. First inspection by engineers discovered the airframe had been badly twisted in the collision, and XX253 was declared CAT 5. At present XX253 is being prepared for display as a ‘gate guardian’ at RAF Scampton.

Sources:

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/news/cstory.asp?id=1793656
http://www.pronews.gr/defence/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11349&Itemid=46
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lincolnshire/8583263.stm
https://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Red-Arrows-Collide-Over-Crete-One-RAF-Pilot-Ejects-Before-Plane-Crashes-Second-Makes-Safe-Landing/Article/201003415580343_

http://www.airliners.net/photo/UK---Air/British-Aerospace-Hawk/1640892/L (photo)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/service-inquiry-report-into-the-red-arrows-accident-in-crete-on-23-march-2010


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2010 11:14 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
23-Mar-2010 12:40 MarkStep Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2010 22:42 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Apr-2012 12:01 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2012 11:42 andrew.nicholls Updated [Damage, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 14:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Aug-2014 17:35 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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