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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56588
Last updated: 12 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F.Mk 2A
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XN786
C/n / msn: 95139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF GŁtersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia. -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF GŁtersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:
On 4 August 1976, the engine exploded in 19 Squadron F.2A XN786/M, whilst being flown by Flying Officer Rowley, taking off a part of the fuselage. A fire broke out and damaged the hull of the machine and the top engine in addition. Rowley decided not to eject out of the machine, as it was over populated areas. The pilot returned the Lightning, with severe damage, to GŁtersloh. In recognition of this achievement, Rowley was awarded on 19 August 1976, the "Queens Commendation for valuable service in the Air" award

Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) 31/8/1976 and thence to 8522M as an airfield decoy at Gutersloh



Revision history:

13-Mar-2012 15:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2013 14:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
01-Feb-2013 14:50 Nepa Updated [[Operator, Location, Narrative]]
04-Jul-2013 01:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
28-Oct-2019 19:52 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:02 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Feb-2020 11:41 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]

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