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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56591
Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Date:01-JUL-1987
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: XR763
C/n / msn: 95228
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a live firing run on a towed banner one round struck and broke off a wheel on the banner. The pilot was unable to avoid it and it entered the air intake. This seized the No 1 engine and damaged the No 2. The pilot - Flt. Lt. D. K. M.Chan - ejected during the approach to Akrotiri, Cyprus after the No 2 engine lost power, and the aircraft crashed into a vine yard

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20160316093553/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]l
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1987.htm
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1987.htm#jul
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-55169.html

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2012 11:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2012 01:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]

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