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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58336
Last updated: 20 October 2019
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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:43 (China-British) Squadron Royal Air Force (43 (China-British) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WT623
C/n / msn: 41H-665458
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off East coast of Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WT623 "H" of 43 Squadron, RAF; Written off (presumed destroyed) 19 January 1956. Disappeared from radar contact at 25,000 feet over the North Sea over the east coast of Scotland during air to sea firing trials. No trace of the aircraft or pilot were found. Pilot - Pilot Officer William Sutherland Carmichael - posted as missing, presumed killed.


1. Hawker Hunter 1951 to 2007 by David J Griffin p 40
2. The Fighting Cocks: 43 (Fighter) Squadron p 326 By Jimmy Beedle

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2010 02:49 penguin832 Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2011 06:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 09:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Mar-2012 08:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2019 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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