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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58327
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Date:23-FEB-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:34 Squadron Royal Air Force (34 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WP193
C/n / msn: S4/U/3044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Winterborne Stickland, 4 miles west of Blandford Forum, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.5 WP193: Notified as awaiting collection 16/8/55, delivered 18/8/55 (two days later) to the RAF at 45 MU, RAF Kinloss. Sole RAF career was with 34 Squadron, RAF Tangmere only

Written off (destroyed) 23/2/56: Engine flamed out and could not be restarted, aircraft crashed near Winterborne Stickland, four miles west of Blandford Forum, Dorset. Pilot - Flying Officer Derek Thomas Bryant (Service Number 2552398, aged 24 at the time) - ejected safely

The reported crash location of Winterborne Stickland is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the town of Blandford Forum at approximate co ordinates 50.8405N 2.2353W

The incident did not harm the pilots career: he rose through the ranks to become Station Commander at RAF Coningsby in 1976, Senior Air Staff Officer No. 38 Group in 1982 and Deputy Commander Royal Air Force Germany in 1986. He went on to be Commandant of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell in 1987 before retiring in 1989, along with a CB, and an OBE

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 82)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.182
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.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP
8. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterborne_Stickland
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Bryant_(RAF_officer)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 15:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 14:01 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Jun-2020 22:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2020 08:22 MIG29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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