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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56556
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk 2A
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XN772
C/n / msn: 95125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Diepholz -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Gutersloh, Germany
Destination airport:
XN772; C/N 95125 ff Des de Villiers on 10-5-62 at BAC Samlesbury. To A&AEE Boscombe Down, 7-11-63; to Rolls-Royce 30-7-66 for Avon engine trials. Returned to BAC at Warton for F 2A conversion. 4-9-67; upon completion delivered to Gutersloh, 92 Squadron as N, 2-8-68.

Aircraft went into a spin at 36,000ft and could not be recovered. Crashed near Diepholz, West Germany. Pilot - Flying. Officer Hitchcock - ejected safely



Revision history:

30-Dec-2008 11:25 harro Updated
15-Dec-2011 23:31 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
16-Jan-2012 14:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
18-Feb-2012 12:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2012 03:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jun-2013 11:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2017 16:30 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source]

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