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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137410
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:14-NOV-1968
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: XP510
MSN: FL525
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea off Nefyn, Caernarvon, North Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley (HLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Abandoned at night, below 5000 feet in oscillatory spin induced by violent slipstream. over Irish Sea, Near Nefyn, Caernarvon, North Wales. (Crash location stated as being Grid Reference SH2975045920).

Crew (Flight Lieutenant R. Keith Piggott and Flying Officer John Loftus) ejected. At ejection, Flt. Lt Piggot's dinghy detached; without an immersion suit, he endured 45-mins. in the Irish Sea before being rescued.

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-1968.htm
3. http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515864/details/hawker-siddeley-gnat-t1-xp510


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 01:14 Dr.John Smith Added
06-Jan-2013 14:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 07:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-Jul-2013 13:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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