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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143800
Last updated: 3 November 2019
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Date:29-APR-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Royal Air Force (5 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XS924
C/n / msn: 95257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beelsby Farm, 4 miles NNE of RAF stn Binbrook, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First flown by T.M.S. Ferguson on 11-1-67 at BAC Samlesbury. Delivered to 5 Squadron, 24-2-67 as 'E'. Crashed at Beelsby Farm, 4 miles north-north-east of RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, following loss of control shortly after take off from Binbrook. Aircraft stalled and performed ‘falling leaf’ manouvre in stream turbulence. Pilot, Flt Lt Al Davey, initiated ejection sequence, but did not eject in time, and was killed.

XS924 was scheduled to rendezvous with a Victor B2 for a flypast over RAF Scampton to mark the stand-down of Bomber Command on April 30 1968.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf6.htm]
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194559/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1968.htm

3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20160406112837/http://www.lightning.org.uk/julaug05sotm.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2012 12:32 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Apr-2013 14:07 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 13:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Jul-2013 00:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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