ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56649
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Narrative:On 15th November 1965 a crew of two in this aircraft were undertaking a routine aerobatic training flight out of RAF Leeming. They took off at 10.45hrs and thirty minutes into the flight upon flying over the Leyburn area a fire warning light came on in the aircraft cockpit and after operating fire extinguishers, fearing engine failure the two airmen ejected.
BAC Jet Provost T4
|Owner/operator:||3 FTS Royal Air Force (3 FTS RAF)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1 mile N of Bellerby, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
A press report on the incident stated that the instructor had managed to fly the aircraft clear of Bellerby village before they both ejected. The aircraft crashed about a mile north of the village and broke up with part of the aircraft coming to rest within a military training area.
The two airmen landed nearby and were picked up and taken to hospital. The pupil received hospital treatment at Catterick was released to be awarded his Wings later in the week at the graduation parade.
Instructor Pilot - F/Lt John Dearden RAF (4080906), aged 34, of Lancaster. Uninjured. Pupil Pilot - Acting P/O Geoffrey Charles Wheeler BSc(Eng) RAF (4232422), aged 24, of Wells, Somerset. Minor back and leg injuries.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]|
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