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Narrative:On the 23rd of January 1978 the crew flying this aircraft were undertaking a day-time routine
BAC Jet Provost T5A
|Operator:||1 FTS, RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| EEP/JP/1048|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near High Rigg Farm, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire|
training exercise, on board was an experienced instructor and a trainee pilot. The flight was to
allow the trainee to gain experience in instrument flying.
Although there were cloudy conditions covering at least part of the North Yorkshire Moors the
height at which this part of the training flight was carried out the visibilty was adequate. The instructor let his pupil fly the aircraft using instruments, on a second attempted routine exercise the pupil let the aircraft get into a descending banked turn from which he was able to recover and which, by the time the instructor took over control, the diving turn had increased in angle and speed and the aircraft was now in cloud. The instructor was unable to get the aircraft out of what had now become a very fast dive (reported to be over 4g), control had been lost so both on board ejected.
The aircraft came down in Dalby Forest near High Rigg Farm and was destroyed, the two airmen landed nearby and were later picked up by helicopter. The instructor sustained the more serious of injuries due the ejection, the pupil was only slightly injured.
Instructor Pilot - F/Lt John Hughes, aged 31, minor injuries: Trainee Pilot - F/Lt David J Bowring BSc RAF (5203385), aged 22, minor injuries.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Aircraft type, Source]|
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