ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47915
Last updated: 24 October 2014
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Date:04-MAR-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6
Owner/operator:26 Sqn 9 Wg, Belgische Luchmacht
Registration: IF-38
C/n / msn: 8782
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chièvres -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chièvres, Belgium
Destination airport:Chièvres, Belgium
Narrative:
IF38 c/n 8782 Line-Nr.: T125 Build Nr.: AF118 Build by: Fairey
28/01/58: taken on charge by Belgische Luchmacht
29/01/58: to 9 Wing 26 Squadron, at Bierset (JE-F)
04/03/59: Written off (cat.5 damaged) in a flying accident. After a mission to the range at Helchteren the aircraft landed at Chièvres, but the contact with the runway was hard and the aircraft bounced five times, at the fourth bounce, the pilot, 1Sgt.Georges Cornette (of 26 Squadron), ejected at an altitude of about 3 metres, but the parachute did not open and the pilot was killed. The aircraft came to a standstil with a broken left landing gear.
31/03/59: to Evere for component recovery
30/06/59: struck of charge (tt: 154:55 hrs)
20/08/59: to Wevelgem for scrapping

Sources:
http://belmilac.wetpaint.com/page/Part+2%3A+IF26+-+IF50
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Country-By-Country/Belgium.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
24-Mar-2012 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 05:24 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
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