ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140029
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Date:01-FEB-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hunting Jet Provost T51
Owner/operator:Royal Ceylon AF
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Katunayake, Ceylon -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Negombo, Ceylon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Royal Ceylon Air Force bought 12 Jet Provost Mk 3 Aircraft in late 1959/60. They were the armed version and they called them the T51

Whilst rehearsing for the Independence Day Fly Past, the aircraft experienced a flame out shortly after take-off. Crashed into the Negombo Lagoon.

P/O Noel H. Lokuge ejected safely at 350ft at 115 knots,and made history as the first-ever Royal Ceylon Air Force pilot to eject from his aircraft

Sources:
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/Biographies/SRI_LANKA/lokuge_noel/lokuge_noel_r.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2011 21:36 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2011 21:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
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