Incident Hunting Jet Provost T.5 XW297, 17 Sep 1970
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140159
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T.5
Owner/operator:1 FTS Royal Air Force (1 FTS RAF)
Registration: XW297
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kipling Coates, East Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse (EGXU), North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
BAC (Hunting) Jet Provost T.Mk.5 XW297: Delivered to the RAF 15/12/1969. Service was as '59' with 1 FTS, RAF

Crashed 17/9/1970 at Kipling Coates, North Yorkshire. The pilot (Flying Officer Wilkins) ejected safely. According to a contemporary news report ("Yorkshire Air News" October 1970): "On the 17th. Sept."[1970] "a Jet Provost T.5 from Linton on Ouse crashed at Kiplingcoates in the East Riding.The aircraft is a write off but fortunately, the pilot, a Student, was able to eject safely"

Kiplingcotes is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (6 km) north-east of the market town of Market Weighton. 3 miles (5 km) to the east lies Etton. It is split between the civil parishes of Dalton Holme and Etton.

Remains recovered for investigation then scrapped at Ascot during June 1974


5. "Yorkshire Air News" October 1970:


Revision history:

30-Nov-2011 18:22 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Nov-2011 19:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2012 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 13:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 18:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
14-Jul-2022 00:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
14-Jul-2022 13:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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