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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56548
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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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
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
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


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: [AIB and RAF reports and proceedings of Board of Inquiry]

Revision history:

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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