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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58315
Last updated: 25 June 2020
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Date:13-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:CFE DFLS Royal Air Force (CFE DFLS RAF)
Registration: WT627
C/n / msn: 41H-665462
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Oxwick, 4 miles south of Fakeham, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.M.k1 WT627: First flown at Hawker Aircraft Ltd, Dunsfold, Surrey, 7/8/54, Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble 4/10/54. Sole operation RAF career was with the CFE DFLS (Central Fighter Establishment Day Fighter Leaders School) at RAF West Raynham, Norfolk

Lost power on approach to West Raynham, engine flamed out and would not relight, and crashed near Oxwick, four miles south of Fakenham, Norfolk. Pilot, Day Fighter Leaders School - Squadron Leader. W. Edwards - ejected safely

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.204
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045955/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxwick
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 17:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2019 13:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-Jun-2020 20:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 13:43 Digger Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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