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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58325
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:23-MAR-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:CFE DFLS Royal Air Force (CFE DFLS RAF)
Registration: WT658
C/n / msn: 41H-665494
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bildeston, 3 miles SSW of RAF Wattisham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Narrative:
First flown 6/10/1954, delivered 24/11/1954: Sole RAF service career was with the CFE DFLS (Central Fighter Establishment Day Fighter Leaders School).

Written off 23/03/1956: Crashed near Bildeston, 3 miles south-south-west of RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. Pilot, Day Fighter Leaders School Flight Lieutenant R. Watson RAF ejected after the ejector seat malfunctioned and ejected him involuntarily. However, he landed safely with only minor injuries.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.178 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.184
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045955/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT
7. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildeston


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 15:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2013 23:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2019 13:40 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Jun-2020 20:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2020 08:18 harry Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-Jun-2020 22:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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