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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58255
Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:07-JUN-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk 6
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XF525
C/n / msn: S4/U/3371
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Weald, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Narrative:
Mid-air collision between two 111 Squadron Hunters during an aerobatic display rehearsal near RAF North Weald, Essex. One of the damaged Hunters involved limped as far as Stansted where it managed to land successfully on the long runway; the other crashed onto the Epping-Ongar railway at North Weald. (The eastern end of the London Underground Central Line, which closed in 1994). The pilot F/O David C Garrett (27) was killed.

The track was badly damaged by wreckage and a steam train was derailed. Three of the 20 passengers were slightly injured and the driver, Arthur Green, who operated out of Stratford Depot, was commended for his actions. Wreckage from the jet could be seen in the area for many years afterwards.

As for the other Hunter involved (XE621) - it survived but finally crashed in a separate incident on 30/1/62

Sources:

Chelmsford Weekly News Feb 18 1999
http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XF
http://www.flickr.com/photos/harlowirish/2566441733/in/photostream/
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00010883/02250/3j


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2012 09:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2012 09:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Mar-2012 14:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
31-Mar-2012 04:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Mar-2012 04:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Aug-2012 01:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Embed code]
04-Aug-2013 13:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 19:26 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2015 16:52 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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