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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58316
Last updated: 23 June 2020
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Date:17-JUL-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:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WV392
C/n / msn: 41H-670838
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 2 miles East of Filey, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.4 WV392: first flown 19/8/1955, delivered to the RAF 9/9/1955. RAF Service career was with 66 Squadron at RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire only

Written off (destroyed) 17/7/56: Engine failed over the North Sea during Air to Air firing detail. An "engine fire" warning prompted the pilot to eject. Aircraft crashed into the North Sea 2 miles east of Filey, North Yorkshire. Pilot - Flying Officer N. R. Williams - ejected safely from 35,000ft, and was rescued by a SAR Helicopter from RAF Leconfield.

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 98)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.202
4. 66 Squadron ORB (Operational Records Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for period 1/1/56 to 31/8/60: File AIR 27/2792/1 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8430648
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045955/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
7. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/mardownload/@MAR_06_15.pdf
8. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:38 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Jun-2020 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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