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Narrative: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.
Panavia Tornado F3
|Owner/operator:||43 (China-British) Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| AS049/3295|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||60 miles East of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, into North Sea -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Leuchars|
Flight International 24-30 April 1996
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Source]|
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