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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58296
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:28-FEB-1957
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk 5
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WP131
C/n / msn: S4/U/3010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.5 WP131: Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble on 12/5/1955. Sole RAF service career was as "V" of 1 Squadron RAF Tangmere

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) at RAF Tangmere, Sussex, 28/2/1957 when the undercarriage collapsed on landing, and aircraft swung off the runway. Not repaired, formally Struck off charge as Cat.5 (c) at Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Baginton, Coventry

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.188 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 81)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.234
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Mar-2012 08:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2012 08:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase]
28-Jun-2014 10:10 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
14-Nov-2018 06:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport]
29-Jul-2020 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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