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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155182
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Supermarine Swift FR.5
Owner/operator:79 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (79 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XD969
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles of RAF GŁtersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia. -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF GŁtersloh (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:RAF GŁtersloh (G)
Written off 07/04/1960: Crashed 2 miles from GŁtersloh, Germany. Engine flamed out in the circuit Flt. Lt. J. E. Neville ejected at 100 feet at 170 knots and suffered slight injuries.

Flame-out of the engine occurred when turning the traffic pattern to runway 09 (east wind), pilot got out after three unsuccessful attempts to start the final approach at only 18 meters (!) Height, Swift ended up crashing into the Ems Canal


Revision history:

14-Apr-2013 16:59 Dr. John Smith Added
27-May-2013 21:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
28-Oct-2019 20:10 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:17 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Feb-2020 11:37 stehlik49 Updated [Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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