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Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

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Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by Gordyflyer » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:50 pm

Apologies if this has already been mentioned, or is in the wrong area, but certainly worth a listen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm8fI9hTIqc&feature=plcp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by Dazza37 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:54 pm

Makes for fascinating listening, also impressive is the totally matter of fact way that Dick Coleman and Ian Black dealt with the situation as it became clear that Dick was going to have to 'throw it away'!

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by TS010 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:09 pm

Fascinating stuff. I've read a transcript of this somewhere?

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by johnhowe » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:22 pm

I have the witten transcript of the cockpit recorder and it covers the ditching and the rescue of the pilot by the SAR Helicopter and
the landing at Binbrook. The actual recording with Dick Coleman Ian Black and the Binbrook Duty Pilot brings the incident alive.I think it would still be possible to get the written transcript via The Lightning Assocation or perhaps other Lightning fans can help.

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by jakdaw » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:42 pm

Quick search for anyone interested a transcript here http://www.lightning.org.uk/jun04sotm.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by glasfryn » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:30 pm

Great Post :clap: really enjoyed listening to that and reading it at the same :thumb:

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by TS010 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:05 pm

Quick search for anyone interested a transcript here http://www.lightning.org.uk/jun04sotm.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by tc2324 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:43 am

A very interesting link to listen to.

Was surprised that Dick Coleman didn`t transmit the `eject` call though.

I always thought that in non emergency ejections, (if thats the correct term?), this was usually done? Unless of course the recording didn`t pick it up?

As a side note, IIRC, this was the incident that led to a bit of black humour on 74 Sqn when a silhouette of a Lightning appeared on one of their F-4J(UK)`s.
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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by 2_avons » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Thanks for all the posts, this is also covered with coloured pics in Ian Black's book,' the last of the lightnings', a real
good read for the lightning fan.


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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by davedubya » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:43 pm

It all sounds very calm, controlled and well-organised...as if it were the military exercise or something.

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by seeker33 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:00 pm

Fascinating reading and listening. I too am familiar with this tale from Ian Black's book.

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:04 am

Thanks Gordyflyer for your post on XR769
Some may have seen recent FlyPast magazine (Aug 12) on 2 man ejection from T.4 XM971
"Eject" call not needed as he was a singleton and once on ground would have his sarbe (search rescue beacon equipment)to assist location for rescue copter.
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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by Vinylnet » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:15 am

I have also posted another recording which was on the reverse of the tape of a Grimsby Evening Telegraph reporter going up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5sWTFTYVZY&feature=plcp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I am trying to convert some video footage when I went to the scrap auction at Binbrook and filmed 2 lightning's taking off landing and showboating about as well as all the planes available to buy as scrap in various states.

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Re: Radio recording of Lightning XR769 crash in 1988

Post by 3Greens » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:39 pm

Remember hearing at the time and had a 'cassette tape' copy passed to me - another aircraft to join those already in the Humber estuary!. It was interesting to note that on DC's ejection the throttles didn't close to allow the aircraft to fall and IB had to chase it in its level orbit. I understand that as it turned back toward the caravan parks on the coast from the easterly heading that DC had set it up on IB had instruction to 'shoot it down' or deflect it away to avert the possible disaster.
On a visit to Binbrook just a matter of days before XR769 was out for most of the afternoon on engine runs (minus gun pack)
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Just for a bit of further information to this episode DC's flying boots were firmly fixed to the ceiling on display (along with a number of other Lightning ejectees) in the 'Nickerson Arms' at Rothwell - just local to Binbrook. A plaque of all the ejection history's adorned the wall in the lounge -something a bit different!

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