ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56556
Last updated: 23 August 2014
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Date:28-JAN-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F.Mk.2A
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Sqn RAF
Registration: XN772
C/n / msn: 95125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Diepholz -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gutersloh, Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
XN772; C/N 95125 ff Des de Villiers on 10-5-62 at BAC Samlesbury. To A&AEE Boscombe Down, 7-11-63; to Rolls-Royce 30-7-66 for Avon engine trials. Returned to BAC at Warton for F 2A conversion. 4-9-67; upon completion delivered to Gutersloh, 92 Squadron as N, 2-8-68.

Aircraft went into a spin at 36,000ft and could not be recovered. Crashed near Diepholz, West Germany. Pilot - Flying. Officer Hitchcock - ejected safely

Sources:
1. http://www.lightning.org.uk/f2f2a.php
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
3. http://sg-etuo.de/Squadrons/No92SquadronF2A
4. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm
5. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xn772.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:25 harro Updated
15-Dec-2011 23:31 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
16-Jan-2012 14:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
18-Feb-2012 12:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2012 03:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jun-2013 11:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
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