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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55488
Last updated: 8 May 2019
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Date:17-APR-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAWK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAe Hawk T.1
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: XX293
C/n / msn: 121/312118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nedging Tye, Suffolk, near RAF Wattisham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham (EGUW)
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Narrative:
The canopy had opened after pilot forgot to lock it. XX293 crashed through power lines and into a cottage on take off from RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. The pilot - P.O A. Crosby - ejected safely at approx co-ordinates 52 6′ 28.8″ N, 0 56′ 56.4″ E

A number of aircraft from 4 FTS had temporarily detached to Wattisham from Valley, due to bad weather at Valley. The un-manned jet circled the airfield before crashing into a cottage in Nedging Tye, finally impacting into the ground in an adjacent field.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222858/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/HAWK/HAWK.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19850417_xx293.pdf
3. https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/written-answers/1995/nov/28/military-air-crashes
4. http://www.wattisham.org.uk/wattisham_aviation_accidents.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nedging_Tye


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2011 00:26 Dr.John Smith Updated
08-Feb-2012 05:17 Nepa Updated
30-May-2013 00:39 Dr. John Smith Updated

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