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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk 1
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WW643
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon (EGDC)
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WW643: Built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd., Blackpool, Lancashire. Delivered to the RAF 2/2/1955. Sole operarional service was as "RS-X" of 229 OCU, RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/4/1957: Damage to the starboard wheel and door was found after landing back at Chivenor after a training sortie. Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) and allocated for ground instructional use. To Ground instructional airframe 7424M at No.1 SoTT RAF Halton 15/5/1957. Re-cat.5(scrap) and sold 21/2/1961 as scrap to R.J.Coley, Hounslow.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.188 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 105)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.239

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Nov 1956 WW600 CFE DFLS RAF 0 near RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk w/o
Bird strike.

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Mar-2012 09:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
30-Jul-2020 22:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2020 08:02 Angel Dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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