Incident Hunting Jet Provost T3 XM347, 23 Mar 1961
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56627
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T3
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: XM347
MSN: PAC/W/6304
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wragby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) 23/3/1961: Crashed at Wragby, Lincolnshire after engine failure. The failure had been caused by shot blast particles being left after manufacture in part of the oil pump and subsequent failure of the pump. This caused main bearing failure due to oil starvation. Student pilot (Pilot Officer J. B. Fardell, flying solo) ejected.

Struck off charge 27/03/1961 as Cat.5(scrap). Remains transported to 60 MU RAF Church Fenton by August 1961 for disposal.

The reported crash location of Wragby is a town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated at the junction of the A157 and A158 roads, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) north-west from Horncastle and about 11 miles (18 km) north-east from the county town of Lincoln.


1. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/40/S3003:

Revision history:

25-Nov-2011 13:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2013 13:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2019 08:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Nature]
03-Dec-2020 01:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Dec-2020 01:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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