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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239084
Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Date:04-AUG-2020
Time:16:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Sea Fury T.20
Owner/operator:Norwegian Spitfire Foundation (operator)
Registration: G-INVN
C/n / msn: 41H-636070
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Button End, Harston, Cambridgeshire, 7 miles NW of Duxford Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Duxford Airport (QFO/EGSU)
Destination airport:Duxford Airport (QFO/EGSU)
Narrative:
A Hawker Sea Fury T.20 crashed near Button End, Harston, Cambridgeshire, 7 miles NW of Duxford Airport (QFO/EGSU). Both occupants sustained minor injuries and the aircraft's fuselage broke in two pieces. The pilot and passenger were transported to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for treatment. A full statement has now been issued by IWM (Imperial War Museum, confirming the incident on what it described as a “routine flight”.

“Following an incident with a Hawker Sea Fury aircraft yesterday afternoon which had to carry out a procedural forced landing on local farm land, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) will undertake a full investigation. The pilot and passenger remain in a stable condition having sustained minor injuries. The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak, an IWM Duxford fire team with specialist equipment and knowledge assisted Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service at the scene.”

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service said: “Crews from Cambridge and Cottenham were called to assist at an incident involving an aircraft near the A10 at Harston yesterday afternoon at around 4.20pm. Crews left the scene by 6pm.”

Sea Fury T.20 G-INVN is ex G-CHFP, N20MD, WG655 (RN Historic Flight), D-CACU, G-9-65 (class B test. reg), Royal Navy WG655.

Harston is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire, England, located around 5 miles (8 km) south of Cambridge, at approximate coordinates 52.138°N 0.081°E

Sources:

1. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/gallery/duxford-seafury-plane-crash-pictures-18716287
2. https://ukaviation.news/vintage-sea-fury-crashes-at-duxford/
3. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-08-04/two-injured-as-plane-crashes-near-duxford
4. https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/98446_1571602942.jpg (photo)
5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-53658215
6. Official history of aircraft: https://www.norwegianspitfire.com/sea-fury-t-20-g-invn-invincible/
7. https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/sea-fury-aircraft-crashes-in-harston-1-6778016
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harston
9. https://www.openspotter.org/bild.php?blid=66174 (photo) .
10. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/156039
11. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116320
12: Post crash interview with pilot: https://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/pilot-tells-of-miracle-130mph-crash-landing-in-vintage-fighter-plane-9119210/


Images:

Photo of G-INVN courtesy AirHistory.net


Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)
14 September 2019; (c) Peter de Jong

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2020 18:06 RobertMB Added
04-Aug-2020 18:50 harro Updated [Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
05-Aug-2020 03:41 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Embed code]
05-Aug-2020 08:52 A.J.Scholten Updated [Source]
05-Aug-2020 12:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Aug-2020 12:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Aug-2020 13:04 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
05-Aug-2020 13:58 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Aug-2020 15:28 borchi Updated [Source]
07-Aug-2020 14:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
09-Aug-2020 09:17 sharla82 Updated [Source]
12-Aug-2020 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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