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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137409
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team Royal Air Force (CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team RAF)
Registration: XR573
MSN: FL563
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Kemble (EGBP)
Destination airport:RAF Kemble (EGBP)
Narrative:
While on loan to the Red Arrows the aircraft hit trees while attempting to rejoin the formation during a practice at Kemble, Gloucestershire. The pilot (Flight Lieutenant Jerry J. Bowler) did not eject and was killed when the aircraft struck the ground

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-1969.htm

Media:

Gnat T.1 XR573 as "97" of the CFS in 1968The Aviation Photo Company: Folland Gnat &emdash; RAF Central Flying School Folland Gnat T.1 XR573/97 (1968)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 01:14 Dr.John Smith Added
13-Jul-2013 05:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
13-Jul-2013 05:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]]
30-Dec-2019 20:40 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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