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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137393
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:12-OCT-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment )
Registration: XM696
MSN: FL506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Chilbolton, Hampshire
Destination airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Narrative:
Impacted onto the runway heavily at Chilbolton, Hampshire which removed the starboard tyre and badly damaged the underside of the aircraft. The pilot overshot and made a wheels up landing at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire

Wreckage reportedly removed to HSA at Brough, North Yorkshire, where used as a full-size mock up for wind tunnel experiments. Removed in February 1976, and reportedly sent to the J. Shackleton & Co scrapyard at Siddal, Halifax, West Yorkshire

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-1962.htm
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?30369-Bucc-Section-At-Halifax-In-1976
4. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=501
7. http://www.military-airshows.co.uk/photographs/follandgnat.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 11:51 Dr.John Smith Added
10-Jun-2013 12:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2013 22:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 17:37 Route Updated [Operator]

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