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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156679
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:28-JUL-1973
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: XR993
MSN: FL587
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Valley (HLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire
Narrative:
Written off (Damaged beyond repair) in an emergency landing at Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire 28/7/1973 following a bird strike. Not repaired, never flew again.

Allocated 11/10/1979 to RNAS Culdrose as Naval Ground Instructional airframe A2677. on 20/2/1987 became N3XR in the USA and crashed on 19th January 1991 at Shreveport, LA, killing both persons on board

NOTE: to confuse matters, Gnat XP534, which became G-BVPP when sold off for civilian use in 1990, currently wears the markings of the Red Arrows, and the fake/incorrect serial XR993

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
2. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X16313&key=1

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

10 Jan 1991 N3XR Gnati Inc 2 Bossier City, Louisiana w/o
Fuel exhaustion.

Media:

XR993 when with the RAF CFS Red Arrows Display Team in 1968The Aviation Photo Company: Folland Gnat &emdash; Red Arrows Folland Gnat T.1 XR993 (1968)

Images:

Photo of XR993 courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
15 August 1976; (c) Don Gilham

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jun-2013 22:36 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jun-2013 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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