ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58330
Last updated: 26 July 2014
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Date:08-FEB-1956
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:Day Fighter Leaders School, RAF
Registration: WW603
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East of RAF Marham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham
Narrative:
One of eight aircraft which had completed a 4x4 dogfighting exercise at 45,000ft. The weather at base, West Raynham, had deteriorated and Hunters diverted to Marham. They descended over West Raynham in 4 pairs to make visual approaches to Marham, making GCA talk down essential. But Marham GCA had difficulties picking up the four sections, all of which were then down to 10 minutes fuel and there was R/T congestion.

In all the confusion all four sections tried to get below the clouds and find the airfield but only two landed safely. WW603 'G' belly landed following flame out just east of airfield. Pilot unhurt.

Sources:
http://www.ukserials.com/images/losses/ww603.jpg
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 15:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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