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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56605
Last updated: 24 November 2019
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Date:30-SEP-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F Mk 6
Owner/operator:56 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XR764
C/n / msn: 95229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Limasol Bay, 35 miles E of RAF stn Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Narrative:
Crashed into Limasol Bay, 35 miles east of Akrotiri, Cyprus after the pilot - Flt. Lt. R. Bealer - ejected following a #1 engine reheat fire. Hours flown 937h.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20160316093553/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf3.htm]l
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174917/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=XR764
http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xr764.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2012 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2012 02:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
25-Sep-2012 01:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Embed code]
27-May-2013 05:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Feb-2019 13:12 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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