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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56565
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:16-DEC-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XM138
C/n / msn: 95034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Coltishall, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Narrative:
First flown by J.K. Isherwood 23-12-59 at Samlesbury. To the CFE, Coltishall, 30-6-60, G; to 74 Squadron 16-12-60.

Caught fire and burnt out after a fire bottle exploded on landing at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, pilot Flt Lt Hopkins unhurt. Initially assessed as Cat 4 damage, but later re-assessed as Cat.5(scrap) and XM138 was never repaired; to Coltishall fire dump, by 31-10-66. Nose on Farnborough firing range, by 1-11-72. Total hours 714h 35m.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20150224044937/http://www.lightning.org.uk:80/histf1.html
2. http://www.vicflintham.co.uk/post-war-military-aircraft/lightning/lightning.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XM
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2012 20:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 12:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
13-Jun-2013 21:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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