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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56548
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:29-SEP-1965
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F3
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP739
C/n / msn: 95167
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Battisford Hall, 3 miles NE of RAF stn Wattisham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Narrative:
First flown by T.M.S. Ferguson 20-1-64 at BAC Samlesbury. To 33 MU, RAF Lyneham,12-11-64; then into service with 111 Squadron as "H"

Crashed at Battisford Hall three miles NE of Wattisham, Suffolk after a double flame out on final approach. The pilot - Flt Lt Hedley Molland - ejected safely at 250 knots IAS, and landed at Chapel Farm, Stonham, Suffolk. Total hours flown 176h 45m

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post War Royal Air Force Accidents. Air-Britain. ISBN 978-0-85130-290-4.
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/679: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070689 [AIB and RAF reports and proceedings of Board of Inquiry]
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194250/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1965.htm#sep
4. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xp739.html
5. http://www.mhas.org.uk/MHAS/runway22/200509.pdf
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s
7. https://www.airteamimages.com/english-electric-lightning_XN779_united-kingdom---royal-air-force_81943_large.html
8. http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.html
9. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Feb-2012 12:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 14:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
04-Aug-2013 13:35 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Nov-2020 04:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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