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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56583
Last updated: 1 December 2019
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Date:23-JUL-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Royal Air Force (5 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XR765
C/n / msn: 95230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 30 miles E of Spurn Head, Humberside -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the North Sea, 50 miles NE of Binbrook, and 30 miles east of Spurn Head, Humberside, after double reheat fire during Exercise "Priory"; pilot - Flt. Lt. J. Wild - ejected safely. Wreckage recovered by Dutch trawler some three months later

Sources:

1. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/YEAR_Pages/1981.htm
2. www.ukserials.com/losses-1981.htm\
3. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xr765.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160316093553/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]l
5. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19810723_xr765.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 12:21 harro Updated
13-Mar-2012 16:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
03-Jun-2013 17:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
03-Jun-2013 17:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Aug-2014 16:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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