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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68260
Last updated: 18 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 T.3A
Owner/operator:3 FTS, Royal Air Force (3 FTS, RAF)
Registration: XM453
C/n / msn: PAC/W/9238
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cam Fell, 2nm SSE of Ribblehead Viaduct, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
On 21st November 1983 an instructor and his student were undertaking a low-level training flight over the Yorkshire Dales when the aircraft struck several birds. A number of birds were ingested into the engine intakes and damaged the engine. The instructor took over control of the aircraft and began a climbing turn in the direction of their home airfield but as the engine lost power it was noticed that the jet pipe heat had risen to over 800'C because of the damage to the engine and resulting engine surge.

The instructor ordered his student to eject and he then did the same, the instructor landed heavily and sustained a compression fracture of his back and his student sustained injuries to his right leg. The aircraft crashed on Cam Fell in the Ribblehead area and caught fire on impact.

Instructor Pilot - F/Lt Gerald O Riddett BSc RAF (2615982E), aged c36. Back Injuries. Pupil Pilot - F/Lt Larry Betts RAF. Minor injuries.


1. Aviation News Vol . 13 Nr. 15

Revision history:

17-Sep-2009 09:58 harro Added
06-Aug-2010 13:05 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2011 22:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 02:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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