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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58344
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Date:22-OCT-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WV271
C/n / msn: 41H/670777
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Oldenburg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oldenburg (G)
Destination airport:RAF Jever, Lower Saxony
Narrative:
Crashed at RAF Oldenburg, Germany, 22/10/1955 killing the pilot, Sergeant Edward H 'Tex' Williams:

"Tex was killed 22-10-55 Hunter 4 WV271 'W'. Crashed during a "beat up" (very low level flypast) of Oldenburg, where Flight Sergeant. Kiwi' (ex 93 Squadron) had been posted to Oldenburg ATC. Kiwi was in the runway caravan when Tex picked up 'W'.

It had gone u/s on me on the Friday evening, when myself and Tony Pearce diverted following a crash at Jever blocking the runway. The Hunter 4, I found, was not too good on the elevator above 350 kts or thereabouts. You had to use the trimmer to pull out above that speed, I seem to remember."

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.175 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 98)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/307: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424428
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/34/S2788: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578568
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WV
6. http://www.rafjever.org/sharepast.htm#WilliamsT


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
15-Mar-2012 23:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:19 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
24-Apr-2013 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2016 19:44 John Shaw Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Jan-2020 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2020 19:45 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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