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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137392
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:18-OCT-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: XR536
MSN: FL547
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sealand Airfield, near Queensferry, Flintshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 18/10/1963 when force-landed onto the disused airfield at Sealand, near Queensferry, Flintshire, and struck an obstruction. The pilot had received a fire warning (which turned out to be spurious) and had shut down the engine. The aircraft was force landed at Sealand (a disused airfield) after the pilot had mistaken the airfield for nearby Hawarden

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
3. http://old.messerschmitt-bf109.de/gallery3neu/Waldemar-Winkler---Dia-Sammlung-Slide-Collection/Fo-141-Gnat-1921011294

Media:

RAF Valley in 1963: XP542 nearest camera, XR536 in the middle, XR567 in the distance

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 11:51 Dr.John Smith Added
06-Jan-2013 14:10 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Jun-2013 12:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source]
10-Jun-2013 12:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Destination airport, Source]]
13-Oct-2013 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Apr-2018 11:22 SandyW Updated [Total occupants, Destination airport, Narrative]

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