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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58349
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:11-OCT-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WW607
C/n / msn: 41H-680276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles West of RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WW607: Delivered to RAF at 5 MU Kemble 3/11/1954. Service history was with 54 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, thence to 229 OCU.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/10/55 when crashed on approach at RAF Chivenor, Devon. Engine lost power on overshoot, and aircraft force landed on sand dunes two miles west of the airfield. The pilot - Pilot Officer W S Carmichael - was unhurt.

Aircraft not repaired: Struck off charge as Cat5(G/I). To ground instructional airframe 7290M 9/11/55, scrapped at RAF Manby 1/3/61.

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 105)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.141
4. Hawker Hunter 1951 to 2007 p.43 by D.J. Smith
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WW


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2012 06:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
31-Mar-2012 16:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
29-May-2020 15:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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