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This was a R.A.F. Brit.
I believe the deicers were left on in the tail section, and the tail caught fire.
In a similar vain I joined up in 1969,does anyone remember the Phantom losing its canopy taking off in 72 think they parked it up under cover in the MT yard till a team could be flown out to repair.
I remember a C130 coming in minus an engine in '72. Can't remember if it was RAF or USAF