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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143815
Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:26-MAY-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XR767
C/n / msn: 95232
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Straits of Malacca. 50 miles NW of Tengah -   Singapore
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First flown by T.M.S. Ferguson on 14-1-66 at BAC Samlesbury. Last production Lightning F3. Delivered to the CFE, Binbrook, 3-4-66, thence to 5 Squadron (as 'S') 29-1-67 and lastly with 23 Squadron. Returned to BAC Samlesbury for full F 6 modification, 29-12-67. Upon completion, returned to 5 Squadron, 24-1-69; thence to 74 Squadron, Tengah, Singapore 31-1-70. Crashed into sea, 26-5-70 into the Straits of Malacca, off Singapore. Pilot killed. Hours flown 680h.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1970.htm
3. http://74squadron.org.uk/History.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2012 14:53 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Apr-2013 08:23 Nepa Updated [Operator]
28-Jun-2013 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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