ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144695
Last updated: 26 March 2017
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Narrative:Written off 13/10/1961: Ran out of fuel (total failure of all fuel pumps) while on approach to Farnborough, Hampshire. The pilot (Flt. Lt. G. G. Davies) ejected at 400 feet and the aircraft crash-landed virtually intact on the nearby Tweseldown racecourse, at Fleet, Hampshire.
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 4
|Owner/operator:||Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS)|
|C/n / msn:|| HABL003108|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Tweseldown Racecourse, Fleet, near Farnborough, Hampshire -
|Departure airport:||RAF Farnborough, Hampshire (FAB/EGLF)|
|Destination airport:||RAF Farnborough, Hampshire (FAB/EGLF)|
Aircraft recovered back to Farnborough for accident investigation, and later scrapped at Farnborough. However, the cockpit section was retained at Farnborough for many years for "escape procedures training" & also believe used in the Environmental Test cell.
Was donated to Cove Air Training Squadron sometime in the 1990's and subsequently sent for scrap. The cockpit section was rescued by a collector at Boscombe Down where it was initially placed on display at the museum.
Nose was acquired by a private collector in Somerset in 2000 and currently resides in Kewstoke, North Somerset (since 2001) where it is undergoing a full internal and external restoration.
Tweseldown Racecourse Near Farnborough, October 1961
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