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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56486
Last updated: 17 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC Jet Provost T4
Owner/operator:6 FTS, Royal Air Force (6 FTS, RAF)
Registration: XP635
C/n / msn: PAC/W/16907
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whitton Shields, Longhorsley, near Morpeth, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Crashed 18/4/1963 at Whitton Shields, Longhorsley, near Morpeth, Northumberland, after the crew ejected due to a false fire warning. JP crashed into a field near a farm house just off to the left of the Felton to Acklington road

Crew were QFI Flt. Lt. Brian Shadbolt, who ejected at 14,000ft, and student pilot, P.O David Gladwin, who ejected at 14,700ft. Both ejected at 120 knots IAS, and both suffered slight injuries

Per eyewitness report from Flt Lt Brian Shadbolt, pilot of XP635:

"The sortie was Dave Gladwin's first conversion flight onto the Mk4. We were doing medium level aeros at about 18,000 feet when the fire warning went off as we were inverted at the top of a roll off the top. Fire drill didn't work so we eventually left at about 14,500 feet. We were over a completely uninhabited part of the Cheviots but after the empty aircraft made a couple of fairly close passes, so that I could see it wasn't burning, it crashed close to a friends farmhouse. Hit a dry stone wall, there was a huge cloud of fuel which still wouldn't burn! There was another false warning in the next day or so of a CFS JP at low level over Keevil, he jumped out. About a week or so later I think it was a Syerston JP had a warning during a stall recovery. They just had time to think it was probably false when there was a loud bang and bits of engine departed the scene."

Aircraft formally Struck off Charge on 22/04/1963 as CAT 5(Scrap)



Revision history:

02-Oct-2011 16:54 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2011 15:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2013 11:24 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
02-Feb-2013 11:24 harro Updated [Narrative]
07-Oct-2013 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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