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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144385
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Date:10-JUN-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:C(A)MoA/Rolls-Royce Ltd
Registration: WT574
C/n / msn: 41H-665424
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hucknall, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WT574: First flown at Hawker Aircraft Ltd, Dunsfold, Surrey 22/1/54. Never issued for operational service. Instead, retained for Avon engine trials and, as such, delivered to Rolls-Royce Ltd at Hucknall on 12/5/1954.

Damaged in a forced landing due to engine failure at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, 10/6/1956. Engine failed due to FOD (Foreign Object Damage) and ingestion of debris during gun firing. A forced wheels up landing was made on the grass at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire due to lack of hydraulic pressure. The pilot escaped without injury.

Damage initially assessed as Cat.4 (Repairable) and aircraft removed to 32 MU RAF St.Athan, 28/6/1956. Transferred to Hawker Aircraft Ltd at Dunsfold, Surrey for repairs 31/8/1956.

However, repairs abandoned 26/2/1958 and aircraft struck off charge as Cat5(Scrap).

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.180 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 96)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.198
4. Aircraft Movement Record Card (Air Ministry Form 78) accessed at MoD Air Historical Branch 26/6/1986
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2012 07:40 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jun-2020 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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