ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155557
Last updated: 2 October 2014
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Date:07-MAR-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6
Owner/operator:229 OCU (234 Sqn) RAF
Registration: XF433
C/n / msn: S4/U/3309
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hartland Point, North Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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)

Sources:
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1963.htm#mar
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm


Revision history:

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