ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56582
Last updated: 23 July 2014
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Date:18-SEP-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:5 Sqn RAF
Registration: XR723
C/n / msn: 95206
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles of RAF stn Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea fifteen miles off Akrotiri, Cyprus after the pilot - Group Captain Peter Carter - ejected due to an engine fire. He was rescued by 84 Sqn Whirlwind XP346 from Akrotiri after only six minutes in the water, and was back in dry land just 30 minutes after taking off!

Sources:
http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.html
www.ukserials.com/losses-1979.htm
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1979.htm
http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xr723.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2012 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
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