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RAFEngO74to09 20th Jun 2022 22:28

ATAC Hunter F58 N337AX Crash - 20 Jun 2022
 
https://t.co/yXX9hB4d2b. Looks like N344AX circled the crash site for some time and is now RTB. FLYTRON10 and CPS11 are also in the area as well. https://t.co/qWRlLJ85Il" / Twitter

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSxRe-qW...jpg&name=large

RAFEngO74to09 20th Jun 2022 23:49

Message to GIANT KILLER confirming crash of ATAC Hunter F58 N337AX - pilot ejected - picked up by fishing vessel - believed to have a broken back.


rattman 21st Jun 2022 00:23

FAA statement said he was rescued by the coast guard

A single-engine Hawker crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 40 miles southeast of Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina around 5:15 p.m. local time today. Only the pilot was on board and was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates.

After investigators verify the aircraft registration number at the scene, the FAA will release it (usually on the next business day) on this web page. You can look up the aircraft by its registration number on this web page.




MG 21st Jun 2022 18:54


the FAA will release it (usually on the next business day) on this web page
only if you’ve got FAA Prime, otherwise, it’s standard 3-5 day delivery.

T28B 22nd Jun 2022 02:45

Pleased to see that the pilot survived.
Sorry to hear about the back injury.

Traffic_Is_Er_Was 22nd Jun 2022 11:23

If they need to, how do they get the pilot out through that little yellow hole? :E

uxb99 22nd Jun 2022 13:40

How many Hunters left? This is the second I'm aware of over the last few years.

DuckDodgers 22nd Jun 2022 14:37


Originally Posted by uxb99 (Post 11250080)
How many Hunters left? This is the second I'm aware of over the last few years.

I believe there are circa Qty 17 mk58s and Qty One T68 with ATAC on lease from Lortie after this recent loss.

GeeRam 22nd Jun 2022 14:38


Originally Posted by uxb99 (Post 11250080)
How many Hunters left? This is the second I'm aware of over the last few years.

This is now the 5th Hunter ATAC have lost since 2012.

May 2012 - Crashed into sea off the coast of California
Oct 2014 - Crashed into sea off the coast of California
Aug 2017 - Crashed into sea off the coast of California
Dec 2018 - Crashed into sea of Sand Island, Honolulu

effortless 23rd Jun 2022 08:24

How is this happening? This has got to be one of the most reliable engines ever made.

kenparry 23rd Jun 2022 08:52

Not really; the Avon 200 series had problems all through its service life. I have vivid memories of watching my wingman eject from a Hunter 9 at Leconfield after his engine quit, from what turned out (much later) to have been a compressor blade fatigue failure.

As a fighter engine, the overhaul life was only 400 hours - only about half the engines reached that, many being pulled early - true, many as a result of FOD problems rather than intrinsic engine faults.

GeeRam 23rd Jun 2022 09:59


Originally Posted by effortless (Post 11250373)
How is this happening? This has got to be one of the most reliable engines ever made.

What makes you assume all these crashes are related to the engine?

Edit to above posted info....

The Hunter loss in 2014 wasn't into the sea, its was on finals back to NAS Point Mugu airfield, and crashed into farmland.
The 2012 loss was similar, crashed on finals to NAS Point Mugu.

sycamore 23rd Jun 2022 21:07

Looks like the tanks are a bit longer than standard 230/100gals.
Still one of the best looking jets though..

etudiant 23rd Jun 2022 22:25


Originally Posted by sycamore (Post 11250697)
Looks like the tanks are a bit longer than standard 230/100gals.
Still one of the best looking jets though..

Agree, a very graceful looking fast jet.

kenparry 24th Jun 2022 06:29

The inboard tanks appear to be the standard 230-gall type. Outboards are certainly longer than the 100-gall, could be the 150-gallon developed for the Swiss AF.

DaveReidUK 24th Jun 2022 06:37


Originally Posted by kenparry (Post 11250839)
Outboards are certainly longer than the 100-gall, could be the 150-gallon developed for the Swiss AF.

With whom the aircraft in question served originally.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....49d32f06e0.jpg

Hawker Hunter F58 - Switzerland - Air Force | Aviation Photo #0941332 | Airliners.net

cliver029 24th Jun 2022 06:57

There are a pair based in Japan N321 & N322 been there for a while working the US Navy(?)
seem to do some long transits to activity area over water from a base near Tokyo.

Cdr

cliver029 24th Jun 2022 07:03


Originally Posted by kenparry (Post 11250385)
Not really; the Avon 200 series had problems all through its service life. I have vivid memories of watching my wingman eject from a Hunter 9 at Leconfield after his engine quit, from what turned out (much later) to have been a compressor blade fatigue failure.

As a fighter engine, the overhaul life was only 400 hours - only about half the engines reached that, many being pulled early - true, many as a result of FOD problems rather than intrinsic engine faults.

a certain "very senior airship" won an AFC for nursing a very sick Avon back to base in the sixties.

uxb99 24th Jun 2022 09:43

Is the Hunter the only vintage Jet still in service?

pasta 24th Jun 2022 09:58


Originally Posted by uxb99 (Post 11250926)
Is the Hunter the only vintage Jet still in service?

I think Martin Baker's Meteor(s?) are a good candidate for that.


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