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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144436
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:20-SEP-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC Lightning F52
Owner/operator:Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force
Registration: 52-657
C/n / msn: 95149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Khamis Mushayt -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Khamis Mushaiyt, Saudia Arabia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
XN796; C/No. 95149. First flown by D. de Villiers on 12-7-63 at BAC Samlesbury. Delivered to the RAF at 33 MU Lyneham, 11-10-63; never allocated to an RAF squadron. Stored at Lyneham until bought by the BAC for the Saudi Arabian contract; delivered to Warton, 29-4-66; to Royal Saudi Air Force as 52-657, 8-7-66.

Crashed on take-off from the RSAF Air Base at Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia, 20-9-66, after excessive rotation at low airspeed. Pilot - Mr. P.G. Hay, a civilian pilot on assignment from Airwork Ltd - was not injured, but the aircraft was written off

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20160304001833/http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf2f2a.html
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XN
http://web.archive.org/web/20170123023002/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1966jul-sep.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2012 20:17 Dr. John Smith Added

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