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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155088
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:22-AUG-1957
Time:day
Type:Supermarine Swift FR Mk 5
Owner/operator:2 Sqn Royal Air Force (2 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XD910
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles west of Aachen, Nord Rhine-Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Geilenkirchen, West Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Supermarine Swift FR.5 XD910, 2 Squadron, RAF: Written off 22/08/1957: Crashed into the side of a hill 4 miles west of Aachen, Nord Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. Pilot - Flight Lieutenant Richard GREENHALGH (Service Number 582554, aged 27) - was killed. It was only the third time he had flown a Supermarine Swift. One source states that the cockpit canopy detached in flight and hit the pilot - which presumably incapacitated him, causing the aircraft to roll out of control

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.192 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 21)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/391: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424512
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/37/S2891: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578671
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XD
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20171123224900/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/swift/swift.htm
7. http://web.archive.org/web/20170624000012/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com:80/Swift.html
8. http://www.rafjever.org/2squadaircraft.htm
9. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/mardownload/@MAR_06_15.pdf
10. http://www.coldwarshield.co.uk/downloads/volume_three/ColdWarShieldVolumeThreePage27.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Apr-2013 01:03 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Jan-2020 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2020 22:45 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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