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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143817
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:12-AUG-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XS893
C/n / msn: 95239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:into sea off RAF stn Tengah -   Singapore
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Narrative:
XS893; C/N 95239 ff R.P. Beamont 15-3-66 Samlesbury. To 74 Squadron, 23-11-66. Crashed 12-8-70: abandoned and crashed into the sea off Tengah, when the port undercarriage leg failed to lock down. (This was SOP - Standard Operational Procedure - on Lightnings). Pilot - Flying Officer Rigg - ejected safely, and was rescued. Hours flown 857h 40m.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20150224045018/http://www.lightning.org.uk:80/histf6.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194422/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1970.htm#may
http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xs893.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2012 15:20 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Apr-2013 08:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]

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