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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157457
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:29-SEP-1975
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk 2A
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XN780
C/n / msn: 95133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF GŁtersloh (ETUO) (NRW) -   Germany
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF GŁtersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 29/9/1975: as K/92 Squadron, suffered a fire during ground engine runs at GŁtersloh, West Germany, possibly due to a fuel leak igniting. Total flying time 2891 hours.
Not repaired, instead struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I): allocated to an airfield decoy as 8663M at GŁtersloh. Scrapped in 1984.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1975.htm
2. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xn780.html
3. http://macksaviation.com/LightningProduction.php?show=XN780
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160304001833/http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf2f2a.html
5. https://flugzeugbilder.de/v3/show_en.php?id=942151
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Images:

Photo of XN780 courtesy AirHistory.net


Wildenrath (EDUW / WID) (closed)
8 June 1978; (c) Richard Vandervord

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jul-2013 22:43 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Oct-2019 19:51 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:19 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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