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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58363
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk 2
Owner/operator:257 (Burma) Squadron Royal Air Force (257 (Burma) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WN896
MSN: S4/U/2904
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.2 WN896, 257 (Burma( Squadron, RAF: Written off 20/12/54 when damaged beyond repair due to engine fire on approach and landing at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. Aircraft was severely burnt. Struck off charge as Cat.5(Scrap) 21/12/1954 and remains removed by (and to) 58 MU RAF Honington, where the airframe was scrapped


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.167 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 80)
3. Aircraft Movement Record Card (Air Ministry Form AM.78), at Ministry of Defence Air Historical Branch, accessed 23/3/1986
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/255:

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2011 13:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2012 22:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:03 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
30-May-2013 13:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 10:47 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
07-Nov-2018 18:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
10-Jan-2020 19:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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