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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58334
Last updated: 2 July 2020
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Date:25-JAN-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F4
Owner/operator:247 Squadron Royal Air Force (247 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WV328
C/n / msn: 41H/670798
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.4 WV328: First flown at Hawker Aircraft Ltd., Dunsfold, Surrey 8/6/55. Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble 30/6/55. Issued to 247 Squadron, RAF Odiham

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25/1/56: Caught fire after a starter cartridge exploded during engine start-up at RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Aircraft burnt out, but the pilot escaped uninjured.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.177 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 98)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.141
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
7. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/mardownload/@MAR_06_15.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2010 02:49 penguin832 Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Dec-2011 13:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 14:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
10-Jun-2020 21:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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