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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156206
Last updated: 16 August 2019
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Date:09-DEC-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning T Mk 5
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Royal Air Force (5 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XS457
C/n / msn: 95017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
Destination airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
Narrative:
Landed heavily and swung off the wet runway at Binbrook, Lincolnshire after a main undercarriage leg collapsed. Put into store and never flew again. In 1986-88 XS457 was parked outside at Binbrook as a decoy airframe coded "FD5"

Scrapped at Binbroook, but the cockpit was preserved at Grimsby in 1988

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1983.htm
2. http://www.binbrook.demon.co.uk/html/XS457.html
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?85871-E-E-Lightning-XS457
4. http://www.binbrook.demon.co.uk/html/XS457_saved.html
5. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/lightning/survivors.php
6. picture of accident: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1333972/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2013 21:22 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Feb-2014 19:30 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
14-Nov-2018 15:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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