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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56547
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:25-JAN-1971
Time:22:30
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: XP756
C/n / msn: 95184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
XP756; C/N 95184 ff R.P. Beamont 22-6-64 Samlesbury. To 23 Squadron, 24-8-64. To 29 Squadron as "E", later (by 8/67) "K"

Crashed 25/1/1971 due to reheat fire in the jet pipe which caused a loss of control. XP756 crashed into the North Sea off Great Yarmouth. The USAF exchange pilot -Capt. W.Povilus, USAF - ejected safely.

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%201936.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174917/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20160316093553/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]l
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
5. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xp756.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:27 harro Updated
15-Dec-2011 23:26 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 06:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
17-Feb-2012 18:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2013 14:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Jun-2013 02:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Jan-2015 20:26 Anon. Updated [Time, Departure airport]

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