Bird strike Incident BAC Jet Provost T4 XR664, 30 Sep 1964
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56614
 
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Date:30-SEP-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
BAC Jet Provost T4
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: XR664
MSN: PAC/W/19988
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crailing, 3 mile NE of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
BAC Jet Provost XR664 had taken off from RAF Acklington in Northumberland. However, during the initial climb out from the airfield, the aircraft hit birds.

Some of these were ingested into the engines, damaging them and compelling the instructor and pupil to bail out. Engine damaged by bird strike at 300 feet AGL, crashed near the River Tevoit at Crailing, 3 miles North‑east of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.

QFI - Flt. Lt. D. J. Phillips - ejected safely in slight dive at 800 ft, 110 knots IAS. Pupil - Acting Pilot Officer John P. Brown - ejected safely in slight dive at 1,000ft and approximately 110 knots IAS.

Both crew ejected successfully, landing in a field just south of the River Teviot and near the village of Crailing.

Remains to BAC Warton, for use in BAC 167 Strikemaster mockup, finally scrapped circa 1975

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1964.htm
3. http://www.neaviationresearch.org.uk/Losses/Losses-PostWWII.htm
4. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t4-xr663-to-xr681/
5. http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/provost-xr664_crailing.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crailing


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jul-2010 12:48 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2011 03:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2011 03:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 13:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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