ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56563
Last updated: 21 October 2014
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Date:31-JUL-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1
Owner/operator:English Electric Aviation Company (BAC)
Registration: XG311
C/n / msn: 95011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ribble River near Lytham St Annes, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Warton Airfield, Lancashire (EGNO)
Destination airport:Warton Airfield, Lancashire (EGNO)
Narrative:
First flown by Desmond de Villiers 20-10-58 at English Electric, Samlesbury. Retained by English Eelectric for handling and equipment trials until transfer to "A" Squadron A&AEE by early 1960

XG311 was the only development-batch aircraft to retain small fin throughout its life. From Shorts, Belfast, to Khormaksar, Aden for tropical trials 7-61 to 10-61.

Crashed in River Ribble near Warton on 31-7-63, when undercarriage failed to lower on final approach. Pilot, D.M. Knight, ejected safely. Total flights 238, total hours flown 140h 10m.

Sources:
1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. http://www.lightning.org.uk/histdb.html
3. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/year_pages/1963.htm
4. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xg311.html
5. http://falkeeinsgreatplanes.blogspot.com/2011/03/english-electric-lightning-author.html
6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Sep-2011 20:05 angels one five Updated [Date, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2011 20:08 angels one five Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
08-Feb-2012 07:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2013 07:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
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