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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58325
Last updated: 8 May 2019
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Date:23-MAR-1956
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:DFLS Royal Air Force (DFLS RAF)
Registration: WT658
C/n / msn: 41H-665494
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles SSW of RAF Wattisham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Narrative:
First flown 06/10/1954, delivered 24/11/1954, written off 23/03/1956: Crashed 3 miles south, south west of RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. Pilot Day Fighter Leaders School RAF, Flt. Lt. R. Watson ejected after the ejector seat malfunctioned and ejected him involuntarily.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045955/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 15:58 Dr. John Smith Updated
15-Mar-2013 23:32 Dr. John Smith Updated
13-Mar-2019 13:40 stehlik49 Updated

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