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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56599
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:16-FEB-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F3
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP747
C/n / msn: 95175
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 60 miles east of Harwich, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Midair collision between two RAF English Electric Lightning F3s of 29 Squadron: XP698 and XP747. Both aircraft crashed in the North Sea 60 miles east of Harwich, Essex. Flt Lt Paul Cooper in XP698 was killed, Flt Lt Paul Reynolds ejected safely from XP747

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%201937.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160316093553/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]l
3. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm/xp698.html
5. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/Feedback.htm
6. http://rafforum.activeboard.com/t52786588/raf-wattisham/?page=1&sort=newestFirst
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:00 harro Updated
12-Mar-2012 19:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 13:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
12-Jun-2013 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 10:39 cdmurray Updated [Narrative]

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