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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: WT590
MSN: 41H-665441
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Leuchars, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Hawker Hunter F.Mk.1 WT590: First flown 21/06/1954, delivered 22/07/1954 to the RAF as 5 MU Kemble. Sold RAF service was with 43 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, Fife

Written off (destroyed) 22/10/54: Struck the ground after the engine failed on the approach to RAF Leuchars, Fife. Pilot did not eject, and was killed on impact.

Wreckage struck off charge as Cat.5(C) 25/10/1954, at No.63 MU Edzell.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.165 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.96)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.98
4. The Fighting Cocks: 43 (Fighter) Squadron p 39 By Jimmy Bedle

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 Nov 1954 WT589 43 (China-British) Sqn RAF 0 St. Andrew's Bay, 7 miles East of RAF Leuchars, Fife w/o
24 Jan 1957 WT591 DFLS RAF 0 RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk w/o

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
03-Dec-2011 14:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 09:53 Nepa Updated [Operator]
25-Apr-2020 23:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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