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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58341
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:02-MAY-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WW640
C/n / msn: 41H-680288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Odiham, near Basingstoke, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WW640: Delivered to the RAF 17-12-54. To 54 Squadron, RAF Odiham (coded 'C'). Damaged beyond repair when caught fire during engine start-up at RAF Odiham, Hampshire 2-5-55. The pilot - Flight Lieutenant P J Fry - was uninjured.

Damage initially assessed as Cat.3(Repairable): however later re-assessed as Cat.5(G/I) 7-6-55 and became Ground Instructional Airframe 7212M. To RAF Kirkham for ground instructional use. Finally scrapped at Kirkham 26-10-57.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.170 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.105
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.130
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WW
6. No 54 Squadron: Operations Record Book. (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) 1/1/51 to 31/12/55: File AIR 27/2619/106 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8424699
7. https://amounderness.co.uk/raf_kirkham_canberra_1955.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2012 07:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:09 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
14-May-2020 00:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-May-2020 07:57 Boile A. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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