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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58326
Last updated: 29 June 2019
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Date:06-MAR-1956
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk.2
Owner/operator:263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron Royal Air Force (263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WN921
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thames Estuary, 5 miles NW of RAF stn Manston, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from Wattisham for a night cross country sortie, nothing more was heard. The pilot had apparently intended to carry out an unauthorised flight over a lighthouse in the Thames Estuary and then fly up the coast. It is possible that he flew into the sea.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 15:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 14:24 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-May-2013 13:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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