Accident Hunting Jet Provost T.2 G-AOUS, 16 Nov 1960
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Date:16-NOV-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T.2
Owner/operator:Hunting Aircraft Ltd
Registration: G-AOUS
MSN: P.84/14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Langford, 3 miles south of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Luton Airport, Befordshire (LTN/EGGW)
Destination airport:Luton Airport, Befordshire (LTN/EGGW)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed at Langford, 3 miles south of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 16/11/1960 on routine test flight (reportedly diving trials). Aircraft was recovering from a dive to maximum design speed when the nose wheel descended, opening the wheel bay doors, which detached. This caused nose-up trim change and severe over stressing leading to the detachment of both wings and total break-up of aircraft structure

Pilot - Hunting test pilot Lt-Cdr J.R.S. Overbury - killed. Registration G-AOUS cancelled by the CAA on 21/8/1962 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AOUS.pdf
http://www.jetprovostheaven.com/jpt2/jpt2history.html
http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/8471
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1959/1959
http://thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=265
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/300158-information-lt-cdr-john-overbury-nay-test-pilot.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1960/1960%20-%202758.PDF
http://thetartanterror.blogspot.com/2008/02/lt-cdr-jack-rs-overbury-19xx-1960.html
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2009 12:17 VHKDK Added
25-Nov-2012 00:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Nov-2012 13:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jan-2015 20:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
28-May-2015 09:10 harro Updated [Source]

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