Incident Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XP675, 26 Feb 1968
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157684
 
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Date:26-FEB-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T.4
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: XP675
MSN: PAC/W/17644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Over Guiting Power, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Over Guiting power in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, two BAC Jet Provist T.Mk.4s (XP675 and XS229) of the RAF Central Flying School collided. XS229 crashed at Guiting Power, Gloucestershire, but the crew - Flying Officer J.Tye and Flt.Lt. D. J. Smith- ejected safely.

The other pilot involved (Flt Lt J D Blake) in XP675 landed the aircraft back at Little Rissington but it was declared a write off. On 08/05/1968 transported by road to 27 MU Shawbury: declared as a non-effective airframe and struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap). On 22/11/1968 sold as scrap to B A Taylor West Bromwich

NOTE: Five Jet Provosts were written off in accidents in 1968 - four of them in the space of one week. See also XP561, XM353 (both crashed 21/02/1968) and XS229 (the other aircraft involved in this incident)

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
2. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/jet-provost-crashes/
3. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1209038/
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194559/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1968.htm#feb
5. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t4-xp661-to-xp688/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2013 00:20 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Nov-2018 15:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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