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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82635
Last updated: 6 June 2019
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Date:30-APR-1990
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2
Owner/operator:56 (F) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (F) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV402
C/n / msn: 2893
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Valley, Anglesey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Narrative:
The port main wheel tyre burst during an intentional firm landing at Valley, Anglesey. The wheel wore away and sparks ignited fuel from a ruptured fuel tank. The navigator [Flt. Lt. S. D. Lungley] ejected but the pilot stayed with the aircraft. The fire was extinguished but it had caused considerable damage to the underside of the aircraft.

Due to the retirement of the type it was not repaired and dumped at RAF St. Athan in 1991. Sold to Hanningford Metals, Stock, Essex as scrap in March 1993. Cockpit/nose section acquired by Didier Lafaut and reported as stored at Izegem, Belgium 23/6/2004

Sources:

Flight International 8-14 May 1991
http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19900430_xv402.pdf
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/phantom/survivors.php
http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1990.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
01-Dec-2010 13:17 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 14:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 14:40 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
27-May-2013 05:38 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2014 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 21:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
30-Nov-2017 18:57 Anon. Updated [Operator]

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