Mid-air collision Incident Hunting Jet Provost T.4 XS216, 07 May 1973
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T.4
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: XS216
MSN: PAC/W/23893
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Damaged 7/5/1973 in a Mid-air collision over Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, during a formation flying exercise, between two Jet Provost T.4s of 6 FTS: XR647 and XS216.

XR647 crashed onto a tractor at Norton-Le-Clay, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire killing two farm hands on the tractor. The crew of Jet Provost XR647 - Flt. Lt. M.Saunders and Flt. Lt. W. Durham - ejected safely.

XS216 landed safely back at Finningley, but was later declared a write off and was allocated to ground instruction at Finningley, then to Goole, then AeroVenutre, Doncaster for display, albeit reduced to a cockpit section asa "sit in" exhibit (and wrongly labelled as a Jet Provost T.5A)


1. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174927/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1973.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
3. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1257624/
4. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t4-xs209-to-xs231/
5. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/jet-provost-crashes/

Revision history:

30-Jul-2015 21:03 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2018 16:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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