Accident Hawker Hunter FGA.9 XF523, 24 Jun 1963
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58234
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hunter FGA.9
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XF523
MSN: S4/U/3369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benina International Airport (BEN) -   Libya
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF El Adem, Lybia
Destination airport:Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Went out of control during a low level roll and dived into the ground at Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB) 19 Km east of Benghazi, Libya. Pilot killed.

Wreckage recovered to RAF El Adem, where, after completion of accident investigation procedures, struck off charge as Cat.5 (scrap) on 11/07/1963.

Pilot of aircraft was Flt/Lt Robert Edgar Wrather (507103) who had previously survived ejecting from Sabre 23365 on the 29th March 1956. He was buried in the British Military Cemetery, Bengahzi.


Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
30-Mar-2012 11:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2012 11:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
19-Sep-2012 14:18 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Feb-2013 15:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
08-Oct-2013 19:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
02-Mar-2020 08:17 Dr J P Shipley Updated [Narrative]
14-Oct-2021 18:51 TB Updated [Location]
14-Oct-2021 18:54 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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