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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137417
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:16-DEC-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
Registration: XR995
MSN: FL589
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a formation practice from Kemble and when over Cirencester, Gloucestershire, a fire warning was given to XR995. The pilot of XR992 thought that the warning referred to him, and both pilots ejected. The fire on XR995 was due to a compressor failure

Pilot of XR995 was Flt Lt Jack Rust, who ejected, sustaining minor injuries. XR995 came down near Kemble, Gloucestershire

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1969.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 23:42 Dr.John Smith Added
02-Aug-2015 19:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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