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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56577
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:11-SEP-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: XM134
C/n / msn: 95030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 30 miles E of Happisburgh, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk (CYF/EGLC)
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Narrative:
First flown by R.P. Beamont 3-11-59 at Samlesbury. First production Lightning F.Mk.1.To A&AEE Boscombe Down, 31-3-60; to the ADFS, Coltishall, 7-7-60; returned to Warton for development flying, 10-11-60; to 74 Squadron, Coltishall, 2-9-63 as aircraft A; to 226 OCU, early in 1964.

Crashed into the sea, 30 miles east of Happisburgh, Norfolk, 11-9-64: undercarriage jammed "up" and would not lower whilst on final approach to RAF Coltishall. Aircraft flown out to sea; 30 miles out over the North Sea, Flt Lt. T. Bond ejected at 10,000ft, 250kts. I.A.S. with aircraft flying straight and level. Remains at Farnborough, by 31-10-64 for accident investigation, and thence to BAC Warton, in May 1966. Total airframe hours 229 hour 15 min.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20150224044937/http://www.lightning.org.uk:80/histf1.html
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1960s
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1964.htm#sep


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2012 10:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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