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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144708
Last updated: 30 November 2015
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter FR.Mk 10
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RAF
Registration: XE621
C/n / msn: 41H-679979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Papenburg, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Gutersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:RAF Gutersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Stalled while orbiting a practice target at low level. XE621 dived into the ground at Papenburg, Lover Saxony, West Germany, and exploded, killing the pilot, Flight Lt C.B.Barnes. A newly built house was destroyed, and a civilian was injured as he ran away, when he was struck by flying debris

XE621 was the same aircraft that had previously been involved in a mid air collision with Hunter F6 XF525 on 07/06/1957 (see XF525). XE621 was formally struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap) on 28/02/1962


Revision history:

30-Mar-2012 08:09 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Aug-2012 13:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
14-Oct-2013 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2013 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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