Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

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Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by Jasondn78 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:03 am

https://www.dailypress.com/dp-nws-airpo ... story.html
The jet, an MK-58 Hawker Hunter, is owned and operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage — a Newport News-based defense contractor that helps train military pilots. The jets typically play the enemy in training, to include air-to-air combat scenarios.
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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by jimdavis » Sat May 11, 2019 12:11 pm

What a magnificent aircraft. And to think it first flew 68 years ago!

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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Sat May 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Lucky the seat didn't activate during the accident!
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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sat May 11, 2019 3:49 pm

I hope there are some resourceful technicians, and some spares sourced, to put this majestic jet back into the air.

I would hate to imagine that this incident could be the end of the road.
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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by HarryC » Sat May 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Such a beautiful aircraft.I will never forget seeing 111 squadron setting a record looping and barrel rolling 22 Hunters in formation.An incredible sight.
The Mk58 Hunter in this report would previously have been operated by the Swiss Air Force.
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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by Oldlae » Sat May 11, 2019 7:20 pm

My favourite jet fighter................but then I was a Hawker Aircraft Co. 'Appy' back in the 1960's, so I guess that's the reason.
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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by Burner » Sat May 11, 2019 9:21 pm

What's even more amazing, is that after 68 years... its it is still being used in a military (albeit civvy contractor) role!
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Re: Hawker Hunter off runway & gear collapsed after emergency landing

Unread post by Walter105 » Sun May 12, 2019 10:07 am

Burner wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:21 pm
What's even more amazing, is that after 68 years... its it is still being used in a military (albeit civvy contractor) role!
Yup, but this is the second incident with Hunters from this particular company and one has to wonder for how long they will still be able to operate them effectively. Spare parts must at some point start to be a problem, as these old birds have been out of production for a while. But certainly one of those classic designs one would love to see flying for ever.
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