1970's Incident Logs

Select a year below to see the incidents for that year.

1970

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
30th AprilJet Provost T.4XP566RAFCSleafordCrashed during a night approach to RAF Cranwell, sadly killing the pilot.

1971

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
12th AugustVulcan B.2XL384No.617 Sqn ScamptonWritten off after a heavy landing. Allocated to 8505M at Scampton. No injures reported.
5th OctoberCanberra E.15WH973No.98 SqnLobthorpeLost control and crashed while in the circuit for RAF Cottesmore. No injures reported.

1972

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
26th AprilHarrier GR.1XV749No.1 SqnTheddlethorpeCrashed into the North Sea one mile off Theddlethorpe after a bird strike. Flt. Lt. J. Marshall ejected safely.

1973

No Incidents Reported.

1974

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
29th OctoberLightning F.6XR768No.5 SqnNorth SeaCrashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe, following a reheat fire in No 2 engine. Flt. Lt. T. W. Jones ejected but the ejection sequence was unsuccessful and he was sadly killed.
11th NovemberBuccaneer S.2DXV351809 NASWainfleet RangeCrashed into the mud flats at Range. Both Lt. D. Thomson and Lt. S.J. Kershaw ejected, but Lt. S.J. Kershaw was sadly killed.

1975

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
3rd MarchPhantom FGR.2XV416No.111 SqnRiver WithamCrashed into the River Witham shortly after take off from RAF Coningsby, after engine failure. Both Flt. Lt. P. Trotter and Flt. Off. P. Tolman ejected safely.
5th NovemberF-111E68-06079 FTS USAFin the WashSuffered a bird strike and crashed in to the sea.
24th NovemberPhantom FGR.2XV405228 OCUNorth SeaCrashed into the sea off Skegness after the pilot lost control. Both Flt. Lt. Smith and Flt. Lt. Lunn ejected safely.

1976

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
23rd JulyPhantom FGR.2XV417No.29 SqnNorth SeaWhilst over the North Sea the starboard wing tip folded when pulling 5G. Caused by a loose outer wing securing bolt. Both Capt. B. A. Newberry and Flt. Lt. J. W. Jackson ejected safely and the aircraft crashed into the sea off Mablethorpe.

1977

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
17th JanuaryVulcan B.2XM600No.101 SqnSpilsbyCrashed after the crew abandoned the aircraft due to a fire in the bomb bay. All five of the crew ejected safely including Flt. Lt. R. M. Aspinall and Flt. Lt. A.Ryder.

1978

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
6th OctoberMirage III3810th FS French AFBradleySuffered engine failure while on approach to RAF Binbrook.

1979

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
8th NovemberHarrier GR.3XV756No.1 SqnHolbeach RangeCrashed after suffering ricochet damage during firing. Flt. Lt. Boyens ejected safely.
12th DecemberF-111E68-04579 TFS USAFFreistonCrashed during an attack run to Holbeach Range.