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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58368
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:14-AUG-1954
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F2
Owner/operator:Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft Ltd
Registration: WN905
C/n / msn: S4/U/2913
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Baginton, Coventry [CVT/EGBE]
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.2 WN905, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd: Crashed 14/8/1954 on test flight prior to delivery. Lost part of the starboard undercarriage during high speed run, causing damage to the flaps and loss of hydraulic fluid. Aircraft crashed near East Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Pilot - Squadron Leader. M. Walton, Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft Ltd., Test Pilot - put the aircraft into a spin and ejected at 8,000ft.

The first ever ejection from a Hawker Hunter: The pilot and the aircraft landed in adjacent fields.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.162 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 80)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.82
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/225: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424346
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bitteswell#Aircraft_accidents
6. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1954/1954%20-%202280.PDF
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WN
8. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194230/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1954.htm
9. https://www.pprune.org/2529768-post5.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
03-Dec-2011 06:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
03-Dec-2011 06:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Dec-2011 13:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2013 03:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 19:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 20:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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