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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55482
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:16-NOV-1987
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAWK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Hawk T.1
Owner/operator:CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team Royal Air Force (CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team RAF)
Registration: XX241
C/n / msn: 077/312077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Welton, 5 miles east of RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This was the first "Red Arrows" Hawk crash where two of the Hawk T.1As (XX259 and XX241) had a wing tip collision which caused them to plunge to the ground in the village of Welton, near Lincoln, five miles east of Scampton, Lincs. during practice aerobatics.

Red 2 collided with Red 1 after the airbrake failed to operate during a display practice. Wreckage from XX259 fell onto houses at Monce Close in Welton, XX241 crashed into a field outside the village. Both pilots ejected and there were no casualties on the ground

XX241 ("RED 2") was an aircraft on loan to the Red Arrows from 4 FTS: the pilot, Squadron Leader Tim Miller, ejected safely but suffered slight injuries

Sources:

http://mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/569CCCC7-6F6C-4C30-9021-CC4D0877C4BD/0/maas87_13_hawk_xx241_and_xw411_6jun86.pdf
http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222858/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/HAWK/HAWK.htm
http://old.welton-village.info/articles/latest/Miracle_As_Jet_Crashes_Into_Homes_-_And_No-One_Killed_ad93607.html
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1987/nov/20/red-arrows-team
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1987.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2011 22:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2013 19:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2013 19:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
14-Nov-2014 03:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 03:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Dec-2019 20:49 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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