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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143779
Last updated: 7 October 2019
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Date:03-MAR-1967
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk.3
Owner/operator:56 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP699
C/n / msn: 95153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Finchingfield, 2 miles N Wethersfield, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
first flown by Des de Villiers 2-9-63 at BAC Samlesbury. To A&AEE Boscombe Down, 10-4-64; to Wheelus Air Force Base, Libya, on F 3 Tropical Trials. To 56 Squadron, RAF Wattisham, code letter 'O'.

Crashed at Finchingfield, 2 miles north of Wethersfield, Essex, 3-3-67, on a flight from Wattisham. Flying Officer S. Pearse ejected safely. Total flights 367, hours flown 299h 30m.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1967.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]
3. http://www.macksaviation.com/LightningProduction.php?show=XP699
4. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=6329082&CATLN=6&accessmethod=5
5. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xp699.html
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20171102103253/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1967.htm
7. photographs of crash wreckage: https://images.nationalarchives.gov.uk/assetbank-nationalarchives/action/browseItems;jsessionid=834905396041050B6E926A8AA7A7FF98?CSRF=6yLUugWaOGGFkYcYbw2R&filterId=-1&categoryId=14&categoryTypeId=1&page=9&sortAttributeId=722&sortDescending=true
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2012 14:51 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Apr-2013 13:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-May-2013 05:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
30-Jul-2013 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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