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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58299
Last updated: 16 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F6
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XG230
C/n / msn: 41H/680042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hawkhills, 3 miles South of Easingwold, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire
Hawker Hunter F.6 XG230: First flown 4/10/1956 at Hawker Aircraft Dunsfold. Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble 22/10/1956. Sole operation career was with 92 (East India) Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire

Written off (destroyed) 15/11/56 - Crashed at Hawkhills, 3 miles south of Easingwold, North Yorkshire after the Pilot - Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mervyn Foster RAF (Service Number 607142) - ejected following control failure whilst on a Controlled Ground Approach (CGA) landing at Linton on Ouse airfield.

With the aircraft being uncontrollable the pilot ejected and survived while the aircraft crashed near Hawkhills, to the south of Easingwold. Probable cause due to icing up of the controls at high altitude.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.184 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 36)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/370:

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
10-Mar-2012 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2012 10:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 14:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
23-Jan-2020 17:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2020 20:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2020 19:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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