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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154008
Last updated: 15 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XD729
C/n / msn: 630
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
Canadair CL-13 (F-86E) Sabre F.4: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial 19730 marked, became XD729. As the aircraft was also funded by US Government MDAP (Military Development Aid Program) funds, the USAF serial 52-10200 was assigned, but there is no record it was ever marked on the airframe. First flight on 27 May 1953. Delivered to the RAF (taken on charge) 20 July 1953. Operated by No. 66 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire as "J"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25 January 1956: Belly landing at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, after engine lost power during overshoot. Pilot survived uninjured, aircraft not repaired, struck off charge as Cat.5(c)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.177 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 20)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.176
4. 66 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/56 to 31/8/60: File AIR 27/2792/1 at

Revision history:

13-Mar-2013 04:30 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Mar-2013 19:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 21:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
12-Apr-2013 08:23 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
28-May-2013 14:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
26-Jun-2013 09:34 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2020 18:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2020 21:19 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Jun-2020 20:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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