Incident Hawker Hunter F Mk I WT679, 13 Jan 1956
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58337
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Hunter F Mk I
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WT679
MSN: 41H-665496
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, Devon (EGDC)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WT679: First flown at Hawker Aircraft Ltd., Dunsfold, Surrey 28/9/54. Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU Kemble in October 1954. First issued for service 12/11/54 to 229 OCU RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13/1/56: Swung into an obstruction after an undercarriage leg collapsed (some sources say "sheared off") on landing at RAF Chivenor. No reported injuries to the pilot.

Not repaired, Struck Off Charge as Cat5(G/I) on 23/04/1957: The aircraft was allocated for use as a training aid (Ground Instructional Airframe) and was re-serialled as 7520M. Sent to Number 4 School of Technical Training, RAF St. Athan. However, new serial 7520M cancelled 26/04/1957, presumed aircraft scrapped instead.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.177 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 96)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.173

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2010 02:49 penguin832 Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
03-Dec-2011 13:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
08-Jun-2020 22:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2020 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2020 08:16 BlB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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