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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56488
Last updated: 10 November 2019
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Date:07-AUG-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F3
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP700
C/n / msn: 95154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Waldingfield, near Sudbury, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During take off from Wattisham, Suffolk the tail bumper and ventral tank struck the runway. Flt Lt George Fenton took off but raised the undercarriage before flying speed was reached, Aircraft sank onto ventral tank and caught fire - he flew straight ahead gaining height and when over open country was advised by tower to eject which he did safely. The aircraft crashed at Great Waldingfield near Sudbury, Suffolk, nine miles south west of RAF Wattisham

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170531092840/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1972.htm
3. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xp700.htm
4. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/wattisham_aviation_accidents.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2012 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2012 00:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code]
11-Apr-2013 13:45 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Jun-2013 21:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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