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Date:20-JUN-2022
Time:15:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter Mk 58
Owner/operator:Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC)
Registration: N337AX
MSN: 41H-697456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Atlantic Ocean, SE of Wilmington, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, VA (PHF/KPHF)
Destination airport:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
On June 20, 2022, about 1550 eastern daylight time, an experimental Hawker Hunter MK.58, N377AX, was substantially damaged when it impacted the Atlantic Ocean about 40 miles southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public use flight.

According to the operator, while performing an exercise with the US Navy, the airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power at flight level 240. Specifically, the rpm reduced and stabilized to about 5,000. The pilot knew that 6,800 to 7,200 rpm would be required to maintain altitude and return to an airport. After two unsuccessful attempts to restore engine power, the pilot ejected from the airplane at 3,000 ft mean sea level. The pilot was subsequently rescued by a nearby fishing vessel; however, he suffered a serious back injury during the ejection.

Examination of the wreckage was pending its recovery.

Sources:

https://www.wect.com/2022/06/21/single-engine-plane-crashes-atlantic-ocean-near-wilmington-pilot-rescued-by-coast-guard/
https://soundcloud.com/intel-frog/n337ax-crash-audio-from-knkt-giant-killer
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/hawker-hunter-aggressor-jet-crashes-off-north-carolina

NTSB
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=337AX
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N337AX
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a3afe6&lat=35.561&lon=-78.846&zoom=7.0&showTrace=2022-06-20

Location

Media:

https://fotodj.com/2011-2016/2014/NAS%20Oceana%20Air%20Show/Static%20Display%20Pictures/NJ21_064.jpg

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2022 02:47 Geno Added
21-Jun-2022 02:48 Geno Updated [Location]
21-Jun-2022 02:49 Geno Updated [Location]
21-Jun-2022 04:47 804aviation Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
21-Jun-2022 04:48 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]
21-Jun-2022 05:29 gerard57 Updated [Damage]
21-Jun-2022 05:29 gerard57 Updated [[Damage]]
21-Jun-2022 08:21 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Nature, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jun-2022 14:14 johnwg Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]
21-Jun-2022 14:53 AgOps Updated [Source, Embed code]
21-Jun-2022 16:20 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
21-Jun-2022 18:21 johnwg Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
22-Jun-2022 05:46 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
23-Jun-2022 11:26 edk94 Updated [Narrative]
28-Jun-2022 21:10 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2022 21:10 Captain Adam Updated [Destination airport]

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