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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137210
 
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Date:10-JUN-1975
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BDOG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1
Owner/operator:East Lowland UAS Royal Air Force (East Lowland UAS RAF)
Registration: XX537
MSN: BH.120/223
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF St Athan, South Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF St. Athan, South Grlamorgan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Substantially damaged 10/6/1975 at RAF St. Athan, South Glamorgan. The engine was left running whilst one pilot left the aircraft and another took his place. During the change over of pilots, the engine surged, and the aircraft "ran away" of its own accord without a pilot in the cockpit - although the pilot who was about to get into the aircraft was left clinging onto the cockpit canopy!

The aircraft, with only a very inexperienced student on board, ran off the runway, across the grass and continued to move forward until its progress was halted by collision with a concrete fence post and the perimeter fence at St. Athan.

XX537 was later repaired and returned to service. Struck off charge 25/09/2001, and cvil registered as G-CBCB. Aircraft damaged to Cat 4R. I now own the aircraft which went on to fly in the RAF until the 90's.

Sources:

1.https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/334336/20140721_Aircraft_Accident_Report_Bulldog_XX537.pdf
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jun-2014 17:45 Anon. Updated [Damage, Narrative]
26-Jul-2015 02:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2015 02:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Dec-2015 18:07 Froome Updated [Operator, Source]

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