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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56564
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:05-MAR-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1
Owner/operator:AFDS Royal Air Force (AFDS RAF)
Registration: XG334
C/n / msn: 95023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Narrative:
First flown by J.W.C. Squier 14-7-59 at English Electric, Samlesbury. Delivered to the Air Fighting Development Squadron, RAF Coltishall, 23-12-59, aircraft code letter‘A’.

Crashed, 5-3-60, near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, due to hydraulic failure, which meant that the undercarriage failed to lower, on approach to RAF Coltishall. Pilot, Squadron Leader Harding, pointed the aircraft out to sea, then ejected, but suffered slight injuries after ejecting at 15,000 feet and at 225 knots. An extensive sea search around the Roaring Middle Light Float failed to find any trace of the missing Lightning.

Total flights 34, total hours flown 23 hours 35 minutes.

Sources:

1. http://www.lightning.org.uk/histdb.html
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194401/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1960.htm#mar
4. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C6578770?descriptiontype=Full
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1960%E2%80%931974)#1960


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2012 06:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2012 13:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 05:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Jun-2013 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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