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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56561
Last updated: 4 October 2019
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Date:08-JUL-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk.3
Owner/operator:56 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP705
C/n / msn: 95159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:35 miles from Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Narrative:
Crashed in sea 35 miles from Akrotiri, Cyprus, 8/7/71; pilot - Flt Lt Clarke - ejected safely. Total hours flown 1,854h.

Sources:

1. http://www.lightning.org.uk/f3.php
2. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%201937.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174917/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:04 harro Updated
12-Mar-2012 18:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 01:57 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
27-May-2013 05:34 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jun-2013 13:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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