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AAIB Special Bulletin on Hawker Hunter T7, G-BXFI

Hawker Hunter (G-BXFI), crashed onto public road during air display, near Shoreham Airport, 22 August 2015

Hawker Hunter T7, G-BXFI


The AAIB was notified of the accident at 1235 hrs on Saturday 22 August 2015 and immediately initiated a Field Investigation. The aircraft was taking part in an air display at Shoreham Airport during which it conducted a manoeuvre with both a vertical and rolling component, at the apex of which it was inverted. Following the subsequent descent, the aircraft did not achieve level flight before it struck the westbound carriageway of the A27.

This Special Bulletin is published to provide preliminary information gathered from ground inspection, radar data, recorded images and other sources.

AAIB Special Bulletin S3/2015 - Hawker Hunter T7, G-BXFI

Published 4 September 2015