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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56591
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F6
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Royal Air Force (5 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XR763
MSN: 95228
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:
During a live firing run on a towed banner one round struck and broke off a wheel on the banner. The pilot was unable to avoid it and it entered the air intake. This seized the No 1 engine and damaged the No 2. The pilot - Flt. Lt. D. K. M.Chan - ejected during the approach to Akrotiri, Cyprus after the No 2 engine lost power, and the aircraft crashed into a vine yard




Photo of XR763 courtesy

Luqa - Malta International (LMML / MLA)
11 August 1973; (c) John Visanich

Revision history:

08-Feb-2012 11:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2012 01:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]

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