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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk 2
Owner/operator:257 (Burma) Squadron Royal Air Force (257 (Burma) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WN914
MSN: S4/U/2922
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Strubby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Strubby, Lincolnshire
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.2 WN914: Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble 28/9/1954. Sole operational service career was with 257 (Burma) Squadron at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, coded "V" from 31/1/1955

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 26/9/1956: Suffered engine failure on approach to RAF Strubby, Lincolnshire. The undercarriage collapsed on landing due to insufficient hydraulic pressure to lower it fully.

Damage initially assessed as Cat.4(repairable) and airframe removed to 54 MU RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, for repairs. However, instead re-cat.5(G/I) and allocated for ground instructional use on 24/4/1957 as 7414M at RAF College, Strubby. Not taken up as such, and instead struck off charge 20/6/1957 at No.54 MU Hucknall and sold for scrap to Minworth Metals.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.183 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 91)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.212

Revision history:

06-Dec-2011 23:59 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Jan-2012 12:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
14-Mar-2012 08:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 14:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
30-May-2013 13:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
11-Jul-2020 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]

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