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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87038
Last updated: 18 April 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:233 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (233 OCU RAF)
Registration: WT563
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kidwelly Railway Station, 2 miles north of RAF Pembrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Pembrey
Destination airport:RAF Pembrey
First flown at Dunsfold 2-11-53. Delivered, 2-12-53. C(A) MoS trials aircraft, at Hawker Aircraft, Dunsfold. Tested triaI Installation of interim flying tail ("Modification 365"). Returned to Hawker Aircraft at Dunsfold 19-5-55. Refurbished for operational service. Notified as awaiting collection 11-5-56.

Delivered to RAF at 5 MU Kemble 15-5-56. To 233OCU, (T), Pembrey 10-10-56.

Crashed 2 miles north of Pembry. Aircraft was No 2 in pairs take off but dropped back & started a port turn. Pilot said he was flying in manual - aircraft straightened up but began to lose height and then began a Dutch roll during which it crashed. Pilot; Plt Off Frederick William Rupert V. Jacques, 3520735, aged 27yrs, ejected at low level but was killed.

Jacques was born 27 June 1929 at Batu Gajah, Malaya. He served with No.233OCU based at RAF Pembrey, and was killed when his Hawker Hunter, WT563, crashed soon after take off into Kidwelly Railway Station. Frederick Jacques was 27 years old and is buried at Pembrey.


60 Years of the Hawker Hunter, 1951 to 2011 by David J. Griffin
Aircraft Movement Card (Air Ministry Form 78) at MoD Air Historical Branch (checked 4-5-88)

Revision history:

29-Dec-2010 08:31 RAFOHunter Added
17-Jan-2012 06:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Mar-2012 07:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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