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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65924
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:31-OCT-1975
Time:02:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter FR Mk 10
Owner/operator:Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)
Registration: 852
MSN: S4/U/3401
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Hauf, W of Salalah -   Oman
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:OOTH
Destination airport:OOTH
Narrative:
ex-XG168 To SOAF, 04-75 as 852 with No.6 Sqn, at Thumrait. Shot down by .50 calibre heave machine gun Pilot; Sqn. Ldr. Robin A Renton, No.6 Sqn, CO, ejected into sea off Hauf, West of Salalah and picked up safely by helicopter. W/O, 31-10-75.

An eyewitness reported: "Hiy by ZSU 30mm AAA . Whilst climbing out of second attack on battery of 130mm artillary guns North of Hauf. 1 of 6 Hunters, I saw the whole thing. "

Sources:

Hawker Hunter 1951-2008, David J. Griffin

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 Jun 1973 XG169 229 OCU (79 Sqn) RAF 0 Holsworthy, near Bideford, Devon w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jun-2009 12:05 RAFOHunter Added
31-Oct-2010 05:59 RAFOHunter Updated [Time, Cn, Phase]
22-Apr-2011 00:14 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
22-May-2013 02:56 Jimmy Sev Updated [[Narrative]]
22-May-2013 08:57 harro Updated [Narrative]
01-Apr-2018 15:42 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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