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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58313
Last updated: 25 June 2020
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Date:20-AUG-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WT577
C/n / msn: 41H-665427
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WT577: First flown at Hawker Aircraft Ltd., Dunsfold, Surrey 19/1/54. Delivered to the RAF 5/7/54 to the CFE AFDS (Central Fighter Establishment Air Fighting Development School) RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk. Then to 229 OCU, RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon as "RS-K"

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 20/8/56: Landed nose wheel first at Chivenor, Devon during a manual landing. Aircraft bounced several times before the nose wheel collapsed. Damage initially assessed as Cat.4(Repairable): aircraft removed by and to 49 MU RAF Colerne, Wiltshire for repairs on 21/8/56. However, instead struck off charge as Cat. 5(G/I) 9/10/56. To No.1 SoTT Halton for use as a Ground Instructional Airframe as 7374M: re-allocated to RAF Stradishall fire dump 2/3/1961, since perished

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.181 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 96)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.203
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1954/1954%20-%202251.html
6. http://www.huntertheaircraft.co.uk/page147.html
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2011 14:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2012 07:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
24-Jun-2020 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 13:39 Allach Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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