Following the tragic accident involving the “Canfield Hunter Ltd” owned Hunter T7 G-BXFI at Shoreham on Saturday 22nd August 2015, HHA staff have received numerous requests to comment on the crash. We understand that the AAIB investigation has commenced. Until the facts from this AAIB investigation are known it would be inappropriate to make any comment concerning this matter.
The HHA fleet of aircraft, which is used for various Aerial Support activities on behalf of the Defence Community, is operated on the UK Military register. The Military Type Airworthiness Authority has not imposed any restrictions on the normal operation of military registered Hunter Mk58 aircraft, which are exempt from the CAA temporary grounding order affecting civil registered Hunter aircraft. HHA’s Safety Management, Maintenance and Operating procedures are compliant with Military Aviation Authority regulations and mirror those found within the rest of the MoD aviation community. The MK 58 Hunter is a substantially different design from the type involved in the recent tragic accident at Shoreham which did not involve either HHA aircraft or crew.”
Our thoughts are with all those and their families directly affected by this tragic event.