Incident Hunting Jet Provost T3 XN465, 24 Feb 1971
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Date:24-FEB-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T3
Owner/operator:3 FTS Royal Air Force (3 FTS RAF)
Registration: XN465
MSN: PAC/W/10144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N of Easingwold, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On the 24th of February 1971 the crew on this aircraft were carrying out a training flight at 19,000ft, undertaking a range of flight training exercises. The trainee pilot put the aircraft into a spin to the left. After four turns the instructor asked the trainee to pull out of the spin, the aircraft then went into a spin to the right and the trainee could not control this spin.

The instructor took control but he was not able to recover from the spin so ordered his trainee to eject, which he did at 7,000ft. The instructor then left the aircraft at 6,000ft. The aircraft spun into the ground and crashed to the north of Easingwold with the crew landing nearby.

Instructor Pilot - F/Lt Simon G. Lloyd-Morrison BSc RAF (2619713), aged 26, of Haverfordwest, and
Trainee Pilot - P/O Paul A. Spears RAF (8025346), aged 21, Netheravon, Wilts. Both ejected safely.

Struck off Charge 03/03/1971 as CAT 5(Scrap)

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174917/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/xn465.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
4. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/jet-provost-crashes/
5. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t3-xn458-to-xn473/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Nov-2011 18:15 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Dec-2011 23:41 angels one five Updated [Phase, Nature, Narrative]
15-Dec-2011 23:43 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 21:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 18:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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