Gloster Javelin F.A.W Mk.5 XA662 of No.228 Operational Conversion Unit, crash in Apedale near to Castle Bolton, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire on the 29th September 1959
|Robert E. Nietz||Captain, USAF||Pilot||OK|
|Christopher Pennington Cowper||Flying Officer||Navigator||OK|
The crew were on a training flight from RAF Leeming near Northallerton. While over the Wensleydale area the aircraft suffered an engine fire and the other shut down after a fire warning, the crew then made the decision to abandon the aircraft and did so successfully, the aircraft continued on before crashing in a fairly flat attitude on moorland in Apedale to the North of Castle Bolton.