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12th March 1980


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An RAF Coningsby Phantom gets into trouble. The two man crew eject seconds before the plane crashes through a perimeter fence, running parallel to the runway it crosses the main road (B1192) on it's belly, before coming to rest in a field.


The landing accident was blamed on a technical fault. The road was closed for four hours as firecrews from Horncastle, Boston and Billinghay helped the RAF fire service to make the scene safe.




The crash comes almost exectly five years after another Coningsby Phantom accident, when a Phantom sliced through the roof of a house at Tattershall Bridge.


No-one was hurt in either incident.

Edited by antarmike
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