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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58331
Last updated: 14 October 2020
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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: WW633
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3.5 miles NW of Swaffham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
One of eight aircraft Day Fighter Leaders School RAF had completed a 4x4 dogfighting exercise at 45,000ft. The weather at base, West Raynham, had deteriorated and Hunters diverted to Marham. They descended over West Raynham in 4 pairs to make visual approaches to Marham, making GCA talk down essential. But Marham GCA had difficulties picking up the four sections, all of which were then down to 10 minutes fuel and there was R/T congestion. In all the confusion all four sections tried to get below the clouds and find the airfield but only two landed safely

Pilot of WW633 descended to 500ft but could only see the ground occasionally. Engine flamed out as he climbed away. He ejected safely. The aircraft crashed in a field three-and-a-half miles north-west of Swaffham.


Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2011 13:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2019 13:37 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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