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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82616
Last updated: 27 October 2019
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Date:24-NOV-1975
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:228 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (228 OCU RAF)
Registration: XV405
C/n / msn: 2919
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Skegness, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire (EGXC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea off Skegness, Lincolnshire after the crew ejected following loss of control. Both crew - named as Flt. Lt. Smith and Flt. Lt. Lunn - ejected safely at 3,000 and 3,600 feet respectively, and at 200-250 knots IAS; aircraft attitude was 15 degrees nose down, 60 degrees left bank. Both sustained minor back injuries.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171119015228/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1975.htm
2. http://www.thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.5053phantoms.com/photos/displayimage.php?pid=3878]
4. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1970s-incident-logs#1975
5. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1102518/
6. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1975.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
24-Nov-2011 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jun-2013 16:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
24-Jul-2015 19:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 20:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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