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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22717
Last updated: 21 May 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Panavia Tornado F3
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: ZE809
C/n / msn: AS071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:60 mi E of Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars (EGQL)
Destination airport:
Crashed into the North Sea after the rear of the aircraft caught fire. The crew ejected and were rescued.
A labyrinth seal around the high pressure shaft failed. This caused the shaft to fail and the turbine to overspeed and also fail. An explosion occurred which penetrated the engine casing and severed several hydraulic lines. This started a fire which quickly engulfed the rear of the aircraft


Revision history:

07-Sep-2008 12:16 Vaclav Kudela Added
06-Jul-2011 00:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jan-2012 04:15 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 14:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
04-Aug-2013 13:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Jan-2014 20:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]

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