Mid-air collision Incident Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XR647, 07 May 1973
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Date:07-MAY-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T.4
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: XR647
MSN: PAC/W/19440
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Broom Close Farm, Norton-Le-Clay, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire (EGXE)
Destination airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire (EGXI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Mid-air collision over Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, during a formation flying exercise, between two Jet Provost T.4s of 6 FTS: XR647 and XS216.

XR647 crashed onto a tractor at Broom Close Farm, Norton-Le-Clay, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, killing two farm hands on the tractor. The crew of Jet Provost XR647 - Flt. Lt. M.Saunders and Flt. Lt. W. Durham - ejected safely.

XS216 landed safely but was later declared a write off and was allocated to ground instruction at Finningley, and later at Cranwell,

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174927/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1973.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
3. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1257624/
4. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t4-xr643-to-xr681/
5. Yorkshire Air News May 1973: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1973%2005.pdf

Media:

Jet Provost XR647 as 32/2 FTS at RAF Syerston between 30/1/1963 and 5/5/1966The Aviation Photo Company: Hunting Jet Provost &emdash; RAF Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XR647/32

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov-2011 20:55 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jun-2013 10:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 16:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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