Incident de Havilland DH.103 Hornet F Mk 3 PX307,
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Date:Tuesday 11 January 1949
Type:de Havilland DH.103 Hornet F Mk 3
Owner/operator:41 Sqn RAF
Registration: PX307
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
DH Hornet F.3, PX277, 41 Squadron, RAF: Collided with Hornet PX277 while parked RAF Church Fenton 11.1.49. The engines of Hornet PX307 were being tested on the ground at RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. During the start-up procedure, the port engine over-sped.

The aircraft 'jumped its chocks', and before the NCO Ground Crew at the controls could stop the engine, Hornet PX307 swung to starboard, colliding with Hornet PX277. The NCO ground crew sustained minor injuries, but both DH Hornets were written off.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.462
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
4. 41 Sqn ORB: National Archives (PRO Kew): File AIR 27

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