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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56557
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:28-APR-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk 6
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XS938
C/n / msn: 95271
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Firth of Tay, 12 miles E of RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed 28/4/1971 into Firth of Tay, 12 miles E of RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, due to fuel fire after take off. Pilot, Flying Officer Scott McLean RAF ejected safely. Total Hours flown on airframe: 1,233h 45m.

(XS938 was the last production F Mk6, and was delivered to the RAF at Leuchars on 25th August 1967: became 'E' of 23 Squadron)

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160324100552/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/BASES_RAF/Leuchars/raf_leuchars.htm
3. http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1967/1967%20-%201763.PDF
4. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xs938.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s

Lightning F.6 XS938 as E/23 Sqn RAF at Leuchars on 17 July 1970 EE Lightning F.6 XS938 23.E Leuchars 17.07.70 edited-3

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Dec-2011 00:33 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 05:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport]
15-Mar-2012 15:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2013 12:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Jun-2013 03:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
19-May-2015 17:49 Opietz Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 20:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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