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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55415
Last updated: 18 November 2017
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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:43 (China-British) Sqn RAF
Registration: ZE733
C/n / msn: AS049/3295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:60 miles East of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, into North Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars
Destination airport:
ZE210 collided with the underside of ZE733 during a mishandled join up manoeuvre at 12,000 ft at night and using night vision goggles. Control of ZE733 was immediately lost and both crew ejected safely and were rescued by a Sea King from RAF Boulmer. The aircraft crashed into the North Sea sixty miles NE of Berwick, Northumberland. ZE210 suffered damage to the cockpit area but managed to returned to Leuchars. Due to damage received it was not repaired and was allocated to spares use at Leuchars before finally being dumped at St. Athan.


Flight International 24-30 April 1996

Revision history:

11-Jan-2009 11:00 harro Updated
03-Jul-2011 22:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 10:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]

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