Wirestrike Accident BAC Jet Provost T4 XP682, 27 Jul 1964
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56616
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
BAC Jet Provost T4
Owner/operator:7 FTS Royal Air Force (7 FTS RAF)
Registration: XP682
MSN: PAC/W/18306
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Northmoor Road, Scotter, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire (EGXG)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off 27/7/1964: Crashed close to Northmoor Road, Scotter, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, after flying into power lines during a low level exercise. Pilot, Flying Officer David Thomas Burkey was killed. Flying Officer Burkey had just completed his training and was due to pass out a week later.

Wreckage recovered and struck off charge as Cat.5(s) on 30/7/1964

I was cycling along the Scotter road and saw the aircraft banking steeply before its port wing clipped to top cable on the power line and it then cartwheeled into the ground. I arrived at the scene as a fireman located the pilot's body and heard his comments. A sad day for a teenager out for a bike ride.


1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
2. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1960s.html
3. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t4-xp661-to-xp688/

Revision history:

26-Sep-2011 14:32 angels one five Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2011 02:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2013 14:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2013 14:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
19-Oct-2017 19:57 ScunthorpeLad Updated [Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 13:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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