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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138056
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Date:24-JUN-1988
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAWK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Hawk T.1A
Owner/operator:CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team Royal Air Force (CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team RAF)
Registration: XX304
C/n / msn: 138/312129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton (SQZ/EGXP)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a formation take off from Scampton, Lincolnshire as Red 4 the pilot raised the undercarriage but the aircraft sank back towards the runway. This was probably due to wake turbulence from the leading aircraft.

The pilot pulled up sharply causing the airbrake to strike the runway. The aircraft then skipped into the air then pitched down, scraping the airbrake and ventral tank. The pilot - Sqn. Ldr. Pete J. Collins - deputy leader of the Red Arrows, ejected, but suffered back and facial injuries

The aircraft veered off the runway. It came to rest on the grass with the engine still running and a tongue of flame emanating from the jet pipe.

XX304 was deemed to have been damaged beyond economical repair, and never flew again. The fuselage was moved to RAF Shawbury for use as a "canvas" in paint spraying trials. The nose section was later removed to Thales Ltd at Crawley, West Sussex for use as a teaching aid.

Sources:

1. www.ukserials.com
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160820233030/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/AEROBATIC/Red_Arrows/RED_ARROWS.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Arrows
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20111206015544/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.dasa.mod.uk/modintranet/publications/aircraftAccidents/accidentsindex.htm]l
5. http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2012/08/crashed-red-arrows-hawk-xx304-cockpit-instrument-panel/
6. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.vintageavionics.co.uk/wp/bae-hawk-t1a-flight-sim/xx304/]
7. http://www.sky-flash.com/Red-Arrows/Hawks.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Aug-2011 00:59 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Mar-2012 01:37 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2013 17:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Dec-2019 20:51 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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