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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58000
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Date:27-MAR-1986
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter FGA73B
Owner/operator:Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)
Registration: 851
MSN: 41H-670847
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 mi from Thumrait -   Oman
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Thumrait
Destination airport:Thumrait
Narrative:
Flt. Lt. Keith Middleton was killed flying a Hunter on a 2 ship high and low hunt. The visibility on that day at Thumrait was very bad at the lower altitudes,and got worse after they took off, it was a low haze and Keith was keeping low to avoid the other Hunter spotting him, he hit the top of one of the typical sand/rock "hillocks" in the area, they were about 30 miles from Thumrait. The other aircraft called in the crash, circled the area then returned to base.

)SOAF 851:ex-RAF WV401 ff 1-9-55 Frank Bullen. No 20 Sqn ('T) No 26 Sqn. No 229 OCU. To HAL, 2-11-67, as G-9-246. Conv. to Jordanian FGA Mk. 73B (851). Dlvd 13-11-71. Cen. Fuse. C/N 41H-670847. Gift to Sultan of Oman Air Force 1975 as 851 with 6 Sqdn at Thumrait.)

Sources:

Wing man
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=60156&st=40


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
06-Apr-2011 01:39 RAFOHunter Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2012 05:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 07:27 Slizack Updated [Operator, Narrative]
01-Apr-2018 15:55 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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