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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137408
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:15-JUL-1958
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat F.1 Prototype
Owner/operator:Folland Aircraft Ltd
Registration: XK739
MSN: FL3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chilbolton, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Chilbolton, Hampshire
Destination airport:Chilbolton, Hampshire
Narrative:
An electrical failure caused loss of trim on systems which resulted in a very heavy landing back at Chilbolton, Hampshire The pilot was slightly injured. Most records indicate that the aircraft was later scapped at Hamble, but large pieces of it may have ended up at HSA Dunsfold

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=501
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1958.htm


Images:

Photo of XK739 courtesy AirHistory.net


Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)
29 May 1957; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 01:13 Dr.John Smith Added
10-Jun-2013 12:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 18:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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