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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58349
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F1
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: WW607
MSN: 41H-680276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles West of RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WW607: Delivered to RAF at 5 MU Kemble 3/11/1954. Service history was with 54 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, thence to 229 OCU.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/10/55 when crashed on approach at RAF Chivenor, Devon. Engine lost power on overshoot, and aircraft force landed on sand dunes two miles west of the airfield. The pilot - Pilot Officer W S Carmichael - was unhurt.

Aircraft not repaired: Struck off charge as Cat5(G/I). To ground instructional airframe 7290M 9/11/55, scrapped at RAF Manby 1/3/61.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.175 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.141
4. Hawker Hunter 1951 to 2007 p.43 by D.J. Smith

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 Sep 1956 WW606 229 OCU RAF 0 RAF Chivenor, Barnstaple, Devon w/o
14 Jun 1966 E-417 Flyvevåbnet 0 12 km NW of Ribe w/o

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2012 06:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
31-Mar-2012 16:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
29-May-2020 15:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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