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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hunter FGA Mk..9
Owner/operator:8 Sqn Royal Air Force (8 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XF424
MSN: S4/U/3300
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sharjah, 12 miles E of Dubai -   Oman
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Shajah (SHJ/OMSJ)
Destination airport:Shajah (SHJ/OMSJ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off 29/03/1960: Birdstrike (seagull) struck the lower lip of the starboard air intake while climbing out from RAF Shajah at 250 feet. Made a safe landing back at Sharjah, Oman (at approximate co-ordinates 25:20:42 N 55:23:42 E). Pilot (Flt Lt Lydiate) uninjured.

Recovered to 131 MU, RAF Khormaksar, Aden 7/4/60 for repairs, but was later (on 10/12/60) declared a write off as Cat.5(scrap) and struck off charge


Aircraft Movement Record Card (Air Ministry Form.78) accessed at MoD Air Historical Branch 26/3/86

Revision history:

27-Mar-2012 14:27 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Aug-2012 12:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
16-Apr-2013 11:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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