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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137401
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:30-JUN-1967
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: XM707
MSN: FL512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2.5 miles WNW of Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire (EGBP)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Folland Gnat XM707 (Central Flying School RAF) Written off 30/6/1967: Abandoned after tail plane pitch control failure 2.5 miles West-North-West of RAF Kemble. Hydraulic seal failed, and jammed the tail plane, pitching the aircraft nose down. Pilot (Flight Lieutenant R. Cope-Lewis) ejected safely after rolling the aircraft through 90 degrees. The force of the ejection pushed the aircraft through a further 90 degrees, with the aircraft crashing inverted.

Sources:

1. RAF Little Rissington: The Central Flying School 1946 - 76 p.315 By R. Deacon, A. Pollock, M. Thomas, R. Bagshaw
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/684: RAF and AIB reports and proceedings of Board of Inquiry - File https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070694
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1967.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folland_Gnat#Accidents_and_incidents
5. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=501
6. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/folland.pdf
7. https://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf

Media:

The Aviation Photo Company: Folland Gnat &emdash; RAF CFS Folland Gnat T.1 XM707/91

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 01:11 Dr.John Smith Added
12-Aug-2013 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
04-Mar-2019 18:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
28-Nov-2020 00:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2020 11:31 Harro Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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