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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58300
Last updated: 4 August 2019
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Date:10-NOV-1956
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WT587
C/n / msn: 41H-665438
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed 10/11/1956: On a sortie from RAF Chivenor, Devon, the Iraqi pilot - Lt M.Gahrid lost control in cloud and ejected. He landed in the sea near Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. Although he inflated his Mae West and dinghy he did not inflate his exposure suit. His body was found close to the dinghy but not attached to it. It was concluded that he had been thrown out in the heavy swell.

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/year_pages/1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
10-Mar-2012 19:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2013 10:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2017 18:20 ORD Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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