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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155557
Last updated: 18 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk.6
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit (234 Squadron) Royal Air Force (229 OCU (234 Sqn) RAF)
Registration: XF433
C/n / msn: S4/U/3309
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hartland Point, North Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:
On 7 March 1963 two Hunter F.6 of 229 OCU (XE594 and XF433) collided and crashed at Hartland Point, North Devon during formation aerobatic practice by the' Black Dragons'. Both pilots ejected at between 5 and 6,000ft, and 300 knots IAS, and sustained injuries. Pilot were later named as Flying Officers P. Tate and C J. Strong but it is not clear which pilot was in which aircraft

(The 'Black Dragons' was the 229 OCU Aerobatic Dsiplay Team, formed of instructors from 229 OCU's 234 "Shadow" Squaderom, whose crest is a Black Dragon)


Revision history:

23-Apr-2013 21:37 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Apr-2013 16:43 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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