This information is added by users of ASN. ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information.
If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information
Narrative:The aircraft was being flown by a recently qualified pilot and overran the end of the runway. It was the beach end of the rwy and the soft sandy soil caused the nose leg to quickly sink until the retraction jack folded in the middle and punched it's way through the roof of the nose gear bay and the floor of the fwd cockpit. The damage was such that it was uneconomical to repair. As far as I know, I'm the only person who photographed the a/c immediately after the incident.
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1
|Operator:||111 Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 2097|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||RAF stn Leuchars, Fife, Scotland -
|Destination airport:||RAF Leuchars, Fife|
Aircraft officially struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) on 11/03/1986: to ground instructional use as RAF Leuchars as 8913M. Finally scrapped in April 1992
||Updated [Date, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]|
Number of views: 634