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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56600
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Date:06-SEP-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning T Mk.5
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Royal Air Force (5 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XS455
C/n / msn: 95015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 10 miles N of Spurn Head, Humberside. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Abandoned after hydraulic failure, and crashed into the North Sea 10 miles north of Spurn Point, 6-9-72 during aerobatic sortie. Sqn Ldr Gauvin and Lt Verist (Belgian air force) ejected but both injured. Hours flown 1085 hours 50 min.

Sources:

1. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1973/1973
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170221220156/http://lightning.org.uk/histt5.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170531092840/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1972.htm
4. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xs455.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:42 harro Updated
29-Sep-2011 21:27 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
29-Sep-2011 21:28 angels one five Updated [[Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]]
17-Jan-2012 05:50 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Nature]
12-Mar-2012 19:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Jun-2013 09:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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