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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56576
Last updated: 25 October 2019
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Date:28-AUG-1964
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk 3
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP704
C/n / msn: 95158
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was rehearsing a solo display. Control was lost and the pilot attempted to abandon the aircraft, but the Lightning spun into the ground before the ejection seat sequence was complete.

Flt Lt Glyn M. Owen RAF.
R.I.P.

Aged thirty one he is buried in St Michael's Cemetery, Leuchars, Fife (section Q, row Middle, grave 34). The same pilot had, ten years before his fatal crash, twice ejected safely from RAF-operated Canadair F.4 Sabres: from XD758 on 22/7/1954 and again, this time from XD772 on 29/11/1954

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1964.htm#aug
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160316093553/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]l
3. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/46-50/xd758.html
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Sep-2011 02:13 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Sep-2011 02:15 angels one five Updated [Time, Source]
17-Jan-2012 06:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
12-Feb-2012 11:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2012 03:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Oct-2013 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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