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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56554
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:27-JUN-1966
Time:
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: XR714
C/n / msn: 95197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:
Narrative:
XR714; C/N 95197 f/f D. de Villiers 14-11-64 Samlesbury. To 111 Squadron, 8-1-65. Crashed, 29-6-66, when caught by the down wash of another Lightning during a formation take off from Akrotiri, Cyprus. It struck the runway and ran into the barrier on its belly.

Struck off charge 16/11/1967 at 103 MU RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus: remains to Akrotiri fire dump

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
2. http://www.lightningpilots.com/111sqn14.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170123023002/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1966jul-sep.htm

The Aviation Photo Company: English Electric Lightning &emdash; 111 Squadron English Electric Lightning F.3 XR714/D (1965)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Feb-2012 13:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2013 08:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
04-Aug-2013 13:36 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Sep-2013 07:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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