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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56601
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:14-DEC-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning T4
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: XM974
C/n / msn: 95074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Happisburgh, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the North Sea, off Happisburgh, Norfolk, 14/12/72, when both reheats and one engine caught fire. Both crew - Flt Lt Spencer and Plt Off Evans - ejected safely. Total hours 1,753.

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1973/1973%20-%202752.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histp11t4.htm]
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/xm974.html
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:44 harro Updated
12-Mar-2012 19:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2013 13:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
31-Jul-2015 17:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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