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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161419
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:19-NOV-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk 1A
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XM187
C/n / msn: 95085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk(EGUW)
Narrative:
Lightning F.Mk.1A XM187 ("D" of 111 Sqn RAF) was written off 19/11/1963 when it landed heavily at Wattisham, Suffolk, bounced and struck the runway in a nose down attitude. The nose wheel broke off and both main undercarriage tyres burst. It ran along the runway on its nose until it finally ran off the runway causing the starboard undercarriage leg to collapse. The pilot was injured.

Struck off charge 4/1/1964 as Cat.5(G/I) and allocated to 9 SoTT RAF Newton as GIA 7838M on 28/2/1964. Transferred to RAF Coningsby for fire-fighting/crash rescue training in 1978, survived until scrapped as burnt remains in 1981

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/wattisham_aviation_accidents.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accident_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2013 20:20 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Oct-2013 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]

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