Crash Report

Raymond Daley

Copyright 22/12/11 by Raymond Daley

Smashwords Edition



RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 25 December 1995 0032 Zulu time.

After action crash report compiled by SAC R Daley (Duty Clerk) for CFSO.


Flash Signal received from Byron Heights personnel, unidentified small craft located in our Air Corridor.


Tornados scrambled for intercept, orders to locate and identify if possible and issue warning.


ATC attempted to contact the craft, no squawk, negative IFF, SNCO IC the watch reported it was his opinion that the craft had no comms equipment due to its size.


Tornados were unable to intercept, the unidentified craft was reported to be moving at speeds in excess of Mach 2.


RAF Regiment Rapier Squadron Detachment reported positive lock, craft continued to violate air corridor, Officer IC ordered target to be engaged. Two missiles were fired after lock confirmation.


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