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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57997
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1990
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter T66B
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)
Registration: 802
C/n / msn: 8919
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thumrait AB, Dhofar Region -   Oman
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:OOTH
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shortly after take-off from Thumrait AB, southbound on RWY 17 the aircraft suffered an engine flameout; the aircraft crashed into hilly ground 3.15 Km SSW of the southern end of the runway. Both pilots (Sqn. Ldr. C.P. 'Paddy' Roberts and Mqd. Tay. Mohammed Abdul al Baluchi) ejected safely at very low level.

Initially both pilots believed the other had died in the crash, their having parachuted down separately on either side of a small hill. Mqd. Abdul hitched a ride back to the base and reported in while S/L Roberts landed heavily on his PSP injuring his back. The aircraft crashed in a hilly area with the canopy falling in the MODES Water camp outside Thumrait village.

This aircraft was ex-Dutch N-249/Jordanian 716.

Sources:

1. Flight International 8-14 May 1991
2. Hawker Hunter 1951-2008 - David J. Griffin
3. Eye witness to crash recovery on 16-01-90
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20171012054548/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Country-By-Country/Oman.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
20-May-2009 12:55 harro Updated
23-Jun-2009 11:25 RAFOHunter Updated
11-Mar-2011 02:07 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2013 05:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Apr-2018 14:34 TB Updated [Time, Operator]

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