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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144690
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:11-JUL-1961
Time:c. 08:00 loc
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter FGA.9
Owner/operator:208 Squadron Royal Air Force (208 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XG134
MSN: S4/U/3370
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mutla Ridge, Al Jahra Governate -   Kuwait
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 11/7/1961, Hawker Hunter FGA.9 XG134 "A" was written off whilst carrying out a series of simulated ground attacks on Army positions at Mutla Ridge, Al Jahra Governate, Kuwait, during the Kuwait crisis. Whilst flying in poor visibility, the aircraft hit the ground when recovering from a dummy rocket attack in hazy conditions. The pilot, Flying Officer F. Hennessy, did not eject and was killed.

(208 Squadron had been deployed to Kuwait as part of "Operation Vantage", a show of strength by British forces intended to persuade Iraq to refrain from invading Kuwait. The Mutla Ridge is located in Al Jahra Governorate. It is the highest point in Kuwait, at 306 metres high. Located at approximate coordinates: 2923′N 4738′E)

Sources:

1. http://www.radfanhunters.co.uk/208-1961.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1049306/
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.visualflight.co.uk/vfforums3/post.asp?method=ReplyQuote&REPLY_ID=54589&TOPIC_ID=8668&FORUM_ID=78]
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Vantage
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutla_Ridge

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 Nov 1957 XF524 54 Sqn RAF 1 15 miles SE of RAF Nicosia w/o


Images:


RAF Gaydon BoB Display - 19th September 1959

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2012 13:29 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Aug-2012 12:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Mar-2014 02:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2020 07:20 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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