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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143802
Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:21-JUN-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1A
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: XM188
C/n / msn: 95069
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall
Narrative:
Failed to take a bend in the taxiway and ran into the side of the pilot's crewroom at Coltishall, Norfolk after the brakes failed. As usual, the Number 1 engine was shut down during the taxi in. After the impact, the Number 2 throttle was jammed at 80% thrust and the aircraft proceeded to suck out the flight safety magazines from the windowsill. The crash switches had operated and the electrically operated LP fuel cocks could not be closed. The engine was shut down by OC GEF (Fg Off John Charlett-Green) who disconnected the throttle at the engine. The pilot (Flt Lt Arthur Tyldesley) escaped by climbing onto the roof of the crewroom! XM188's port wing subsequently went to 60 MU at RAF Leconfield where it was used to develop fuel leak repair techniques.

XM188 was formally Struck off Charge 4/7/1968 as Cat.5(c)

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf1a.htm]
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1050933/
3. http://www.focalplanes.co.uk/archives/237/lightning-xm188-uk-026a
4. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?95726-EE-Lightning-Crash-In-Overberg-SA-14-11-09 [post #102 and #129]
5. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xm188.html
6. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
7. http://rafforum.activeboard.com/t52150231/21st-june-1968-lightning-f1a-xm188-226ocu-coltishall/
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2012 12:50 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Jul-2013 09:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2016 17:10 Cdmurray Updated [Narrative]
22-Jun-2018 09:35 JohnC-G Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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