13 April 1961 Hunter

During a night interception flight on 13 april 1961, a Dutch Hunter FMk6 from 326 Sqn (with serial N-260) collided with a F-102A from the 32nd TFS. The accident happened not far from the city of Westkappele in Zeeland. The F-102A with pilot Captain Lerner in the cockpit, landed safely with a damaged left wing. The Hunter crashed in the sea. A few hours later parts of the Hunter were found by Dutch Navy vessels. The pilot of the Hunter, Lt. Gaag, was killed unfortunately.

Read the Official Accident Report

Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, 14 April 61
Volkskrant, 14 April 1961