Does anybody have any information regarding an F-111 crash due engine failure in the late 70's ex RAF Lakenheath. I used to have a tape of the CVR but it got lost in a move many years ago. The callsign was Test 11 as the CVR tape if I remember correctly was..
Mayday Mayday Mayday.. Mayday Mayday Mayday.. Test 11.. 12 miles from the centre of Bentwaters (or backwaters) east just here.. locate (or rotate) to ?????? Test 11 this is Drayton Centre, nearest available airfield ???? head for ?????
There were 3 111's in the sortie.. the other 2 stayed with the downed a/c until one got low on fuel and had to land.. The crew safely ejected and were rescued..
I would love to find out some details about this incident if anyone has some.. I am sure it will not be classified by now.. When I was about 13 my father and I got a guided tour of the 111's at Lakenheath from a high ranking officer who was the son of some close friends of my parents. I think this cemented my chosen career in aviation (civilian). He gave me a copy of the CVR tape and I almost wore it out.. Gees, what I would do do to get another copy now... Back then in the days without the WWW I was not able to source any info on the crash and now I have searched many sites but to no avail..
Can anybody point me in the right direction please...