ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55106
Last updated: 21 April 2014
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Date:05-JUL-1962
Time:
Type:Blackburn Buccaneer S.1
Owner/operator:A&AEE Boscombe Down
Registration: XN922
C/n / msn: B3-02-61
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boscombe Down Wiltshire (EGDM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on 5/7/1962 on take off from Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, due to the boundary layer control blow not being available due to a failure in the system. Attempted to take-off with an asymmetric external payload of 1 x 1000-lb bomb without 'Boundary Layer' blowing but in 'Blown' configuration. Swung off the runway at Boscombe Down, and wing sheared off

The aircraft struck the hangar offices of D Squadron killing the observer (Lt. Gwyn Jones) and seriously injuring the pilot. A Mr P Wright, engineering officer in the offices at the time was also killed

On 22/02/1963 Wreckage transported by 'Mobile Aircraft Repair, Transport and Salvage' (MARTSU) to AIU Lee-on-Solent. Next move was on 11/06/1964, to Arbroath (HMS Condor) for 'Ground Instructional' use. For this, XN922 was transported by sea via Foxbury Point, RNAY Fleetlands. By July 1968 removed from Arbroath.

Wreckage moved to the Williamsons Brumley Brae Scrapyard at Quarrywood, Elgin, Scotland, in July 1971. It was still there as recently as 3 April 2011

Sources:
1. http://www.blackburn-buccaneer.co.uk/S1_XN922_files/0_S1_XN922.html
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
3. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Buccaneer.htm
4. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?111772-More-images-found-of-1970s-scrap-in-Quarrywood-Elgin&p=1797929#post1797929
5. http://buccsociety.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=helpwanted&action=print&num=1236088378


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jul-2011 01:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2013 19:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2013 19:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2013 23:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
19-Oct-2013 23:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
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