ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143813
Last updated: 3 September 2014
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Date:05-MAR-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:11 Sqn RAF
Registration: XS918
C/n / msn: 95251
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, W. of The Bell Rock, 9 miles E of RAF Leuchars, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
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.

**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.

Sources:
1. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1970.htm#mar
2. http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf6.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1970.htm
4. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xs918.html
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s
6. http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/315437/details/english+electric+lightning+f6+north+sea/

XS918 as B/11 Sqn at Leuchars in September 1967XS918 English Electric Lightning F.6 11Sq 'B'

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2012 14:21 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Feb-2012 11:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2013 08:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 09:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
27-Jun-2013 18:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code]
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