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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82620
Last updated: 4 October 2019
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Date:05-MAR-1980
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV436
C/n / msn: 3183
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby
Destination airport:RAF Connigsby
Narrative:
Missed the arrestor cable during an emergency landing at night at Coningsby, Lincs, following hydraulic failure. The crew ejected (Flight Lieutenant Andy C. Cairncross and Flight Lieutenant Nigel B. Randall) ejected and XV436 ran off the runway and into a field.

Per eyewitness report: "...this happened when i was stationed at RAF Coningsby ..at roughly 19.30 hours (I think) I was in my barrack block which was quite close to the runway when i heard two loud bangs (pilot ejector seats).Then about 5 minutes later a knock on my door for people to guard the aircraft which had ended up in a farmers field! They managed to get about 5 of us and we got transported to the crash site"

Wreckage allocated to BDRF at Abingdon for ground instructional use as 8850M

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19800305_xv436.pdf
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
3. http://www.projectoceanvision.com/vox-05.htm
4. http://www.projectoceanvision.com/vox/images/chapter05/noindex/XV436-Summary.jpg
5. https://www.pprune.org/7171324-post19.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Jun-2013 01:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jul-2013 03:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code]

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