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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58301
Last updated: 15 July 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 F Mk.5
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WP180
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Nicosia -   Cyprus
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Nicosia, Cyprus
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair when an EOKA time bomb exploded at or very close to this aicraft at Nicosia, Cyprus. The terrorists bomb was reportedly either attached to the undercarriage leg of the Hunter, or concealed within the aicraft's wheel well

NOTE: Hawker Hunter F.5 WP190, now at the Tangmere Museum, wore the incorrect serial "WP180" for many years when it was the "Gate Guardian" at RAF Stanbridge, leaning many people to suppose that WP190 has survived this terrorist incident (when it was destroyed as per the above))

Sources:

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/hunter/survivor.php?id=173
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP
http://plane-crazy.purplecloud.net/Aircraft/Jets/Hunter/hawker_hunter.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
10-Mar-2012 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2012 07:43 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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