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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58338
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Date:10-DEC-1955
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: WP187
C/n / msn: S4/U/3038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Biggin Hill, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.5 WP187: Delivered to RAF at 5 MU Kemble 8/7/55. Issued to To 41 Squadron (coded 'R').

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10/12/55: Severely damaged when caught fire on engine start up at RAF Biggin Hil, Kent. Pilot (Flying Officer J.E.Lancaster, Service Number 2577346) was unhurt. Aircraft burnt out, remains Struck off Charge as Cat.5(s) and scrapped

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.176 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.169
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2012 08:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
06-Jun-2020 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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