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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144695
Last updated: 21 September 2017
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Date:13-OCT-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS)
Registration: XF940
C/n / msn: HABL003108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tweseldown Racecourse, Fleet, near Farnborough, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Farnborough, Hampshire (FAB/EGLF)
Destination airport:RAF Farnborough, Hampshire (FAB/EGLF)
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.

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.

Sources:

1. http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.html
2. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1961.htm#oct
3. http://forum.planetalk.net/viewtopic.php?t=2627&sid=f8614ec2c4e1a41a4fcb17f9f244438d
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
5. http://www.tweseldown.co.uk/directions/


Images:


Tweseldown Racecourse Near Farnborough, October 1961

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2012 18:21 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Jun-2013 07:24 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Apr-2014 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2015 06:18 XF940 Updated [Location, Narrative, Photo, ]

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