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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56571
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:18-JUL-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1A
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XM186
C/n / msn: 95084
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Wittering, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Wittering (EGXT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spun into the ground after a high speed stall just after taking off from Wittering to give an aerobatic display. The pilot ejected but was too low (aircraft stalled nose down at 100-150ft). He was the first Lightning fatality.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194554/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1963.htm#jul
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Sep-2011 19:40 angels one five Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Feb-2012 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2012 13:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]
04-Feb-2013 10:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
14-Jun-2013 07:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
04-Aug-2013 13:32 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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