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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58307
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Date:18-SEP-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WW606
C/n / msn: 41H-680276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon (EGDC)
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WW606: Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble 7/10/54. First issued for service to 222 Squadron as "W" on 10/2/55. Transferred to 229 OCU RAF Chivenor on 15/11/55 and recoded "RS-H".

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 18/6/56: Swung off the runway after an undercarriage leg broke on landing at RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon and struck a vehicle. Struck off Charge as Cat.5(G/I) and allocated to ground instruction as 7541M.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.183 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 105)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.212
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WW


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
06-Dec-2011 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
11-Jul-2020 19:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2020 19:52 Yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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