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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58319
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:06-MAY-1956
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:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WP135
C/n / msn: S4/U/3014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beach, 1 mile NW of RAF Valley, Anglesey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey, North Wales
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.5 WP135: Delivered 2/6/55 to the RAF at 45 MU Kinloss. Issued to 41 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill coded "E"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6/5/55: Belly landed on the beach one mile north west of the airfield, after the engine cut on approach to RAF Valley, Anglesey. Struck off charge as Cat.5(Scrap) at No.34 MU Shawbury, remains scrapped 1958

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 81)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.195
4. 41 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/55 to 31/12/60: File AIR 27/2775/1 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8430158
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2011 13:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
15-Jun-2020 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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