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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56611
Last updated: 23 September 2019
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Date:05-JUN-1973
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 (65 Squadron) Royal Air Force (226 OCU (65 Sqn) RAF)
Registration: XM988
C/n / msn: 95076
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 23 miles NE of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the North Sea 23 miles North East of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk after entering an uncontrollable spin from a mach 1.1 spiral descent. The pilot - Wing Commander C. Bruce (flying solo) - ejected safely

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1973/1973%20-%202752.htm
2. http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xm988.htm
3/ http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174927/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1973.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160316033156/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histp11t4.htm]l
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_English_Electric_Lightning#1970s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2008 11:48 harro Updated
13-Mar-2012 10:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2013 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
16-Jun-2013 21:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Jun-2013 21:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Narrative]]

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