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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58304
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Date:24-OCT-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: XF999
C/n / msn: HABL/003154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles East of RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.4 XF999, CFS (Central Flying School), RAF: Written off (destroyed) 24/10/56 - Crashed three miles east of Kemble, Gloucestershire after control failure while in the circuit for Kemble. Undercarriage was partially lowered, but jammed in this position; aircraft then rolled, and was abandoned inverted. The pilot ejected but was killed.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.183 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 34)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/366: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424487
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XF
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
6. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
10-Mar-2012 19:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2013 00:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 16:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
22-Jan-2020 18:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2020 18:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
22-Jan-2020 23:05 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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