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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137426
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:08-MAY-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat F.1
Owner/operator:HävLv 11 (Fighter Sqn 11) Finnish AF
Registration: GN-109
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jyvaskyla -   Finland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jyvaskyla
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on take-off from Jyvaskyla, Finland. Reason was listed as pilot error, but the error was caused by Gnat's problematic flight controls. Pilot (Ltn. Esko Sirola) killed

Sources:

http://www.elisanet.fi/~g621741/WWV/gnat/finland.htm
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1962/1962
http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 23:42 Dr.John Smith Added
30-Oct-2014 08:40 Earl Updated [Operator]

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