Incident Hunting Jet Provost T51 NAF701, 23 Jun 1969
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Date:23-JUN-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T51
Owner/operator:Nigerian Air Force
Registration: NAF701
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Porto Novo -   Benin
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Port Harcourt
Destination airport:Lagos
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Got lost on a training flight and made an emergency wheels up landing on the edge of a lagoon near Porto Novo.
Pilots were Michael Tompsett (British) and Lieutenant Dare Ralph Femi, Nigeria Air Force.
Aircraft returned to Nigeria by road on 05-07-1969

Sources:

British Pathe
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA2FM5J73EYQCYOKMTCOS2QSTFF-DAHOMEY-NIGERIAN-AIR-FORCE-JET-CRASHES-IN-LAGOON/query/Red+cross
Shadows Michael I Draper


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2018 13:14 Cobar Added
30-Sep-2019 08:05 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Narrative]
17-Jan-2023 00:09 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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