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Narrative:First flown by R.P. Beamont on 22-9-66 at BAC Samlesbury. Delivered to 11 Squadron, 14-4-67 as 'B'. Crashed in sea off Leuchars 4-3-70, near the Isle of May, after an in-flight fire**. Pilot, Flying Officer Doidge, ejected but was found dead. He reportedly died from exposure after becoming detached from his survival suit.
English Electric Lightning F6
|Operator:||11 Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 95251|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||North Sea, West of The Bell Rock, 9miles East of RAF stn Leuchars, Fif -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Leuchars, Fife|
**The official report gives the crash location as being at co-ordinates "56'24".00N, 2'32".00W 9nm E of Leuchars, west of the Bell Rock".
Hours flown 874hrs.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]|
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