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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56586
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:24-FEB-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning T.4
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XM968
C/n / msn: 95053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF GŁtersloh (ETUO) (NRW) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF GŁtersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:RAF GŁtersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Narrative:
Abandoned after hydraulic failure, and crashed near GŁtersloh, Germany. Both crew - Squadron Leader Lawrence, and Squadron Leader G. Granville-White - ejected safely

Sources:

1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft XA100 - XZ999, published 2001
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histp11t4.htm]
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194604/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1977.htm
4. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xm968.html
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1977.htm
6. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/205536-low-lightning.html
7. http://www.92sqdn.brushhouse.co.uk/planes/light07.html


Images:

Photo of XM968 courtesy AirHistory.net


GŁtersloh (ETUO / GUT) (closed)
August 1976; (c) Joop de Groot Collection

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Aug-2011 22:21 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2012 17:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
13-Mar-2012 15:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 12:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Jul-2013 23:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
04-Jul-2013 23:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country]
28-Oct-2019 19:27 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:20 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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