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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58358
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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:43 (China-British) Squadron Royal Air Force (43 (China-British) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WT581
MSN: 41H-665432
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile WNW of RAF Leuchars. Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WT581: First flown 3/2/54. Delivered to the RAF at 5 MU RAF Kemble 5/8/54. Reportedly served (very briefly) with 222 Squadron, RAF before being taken on charge on 7/12/54 with 43 Squadron as "S"

Written off (destroyed) 12/7/55: Ran out of fuel at the end of an air test including aerobatics and manual landings. Crashed 1 mile west north west of Leuchars after the engine cut on final approach. Pilot - Flying Officer Alan MacKillop-Watkinson - ejected too low (at 250 - 500 feet) did not separate from the seat, and was killed


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.172 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.144
4. The Fighting Cocks: 43 (Fighter) Squadron By Jimmy Bedle

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
03-Dec-2011 14:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 09:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]
23-May-2020 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
23-May-2020 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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