Incident Hunting Jet Provost T Mk 1 XD692, 30 Aug 1956
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Date:30-AUG-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T Mk 1
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: XD692
MSN: PAC/84/010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Doughton, 8 miles WNW of RAF Hullavington, Gloucestershire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hullavington, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Awaiting Collection at Hunting-Percival Aircraft, Luton 12.10.1955. Delivered to 2 FTS, RAF Hullavington, same day and coded "Q-W". Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20.08.1956: During a routine flying training sortie at 10,000 feet, the pilot throttled back in preparation for a practice forced landing. However, the Jet Provost's Viper jet engine flamed out, and could not be restarted. The aircraft descended through cloud, and broke cloud at 800 feet, at which point a field became visible for an emergency forced landing.

On touch down, the Jet Provost force-landed and hit a wall near Doughton, Tetbury, eight miles West North West of Hullavington, Gloucestershire. Wreckage recovered to Hullavington, where struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) as 7369M. Later scrapped at Hullavington. Both crew uninjured. This appears to be the first Jet Provost write off accident in RAF service.

Crew of Jet Provost XD692:
Flight Sergeant A "Jock" Naismith RAF (QFI Instructor)
Pilot Officer E.P. Kendall RAF (Pupil Pilot under instruction)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.180 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 19)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.207
4. http://www.jetprovostheaven.com/jpt1/jpt1survivors.html
5. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?116592-Jet-Provost-T-Mk-1-courses-at-No-2-FTS-Hullavington-1955-1957
6. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XD



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2011 19:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2011 19:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants]
23-Nov-2011 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jan-2015 20:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 13:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Operator]
25-Jun-2020 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 19:00 Digger Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

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