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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157260
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:13-NOV-1970
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 Royal Air Force (CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team RAF)
Registration: XR994
MSN: FL588
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kemble (EGBP)
Destination airport:RAF Kemble
Narrative:
Suffered engine failure and crashed while on approach to Kemble, Gloucestershire. The pilot - Squadron Leader Dennis Hazell (call sign "Red 1") - ejected safely but sustained some injiuries

Per contemporary press reports: "Squadron Leader Dennis Hazell, experienced an engine failure when the Team were doing the Twinkle Roll in practice over Kemble. Dennis ejected when he found the runway blocked by two Gnats from RAF Valley as he attempted a 'Dead-Stick' landing. He suffered a broken bone in his thigh and had to be replaced as Leader by Squadron Leader Bill Loverseed."

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20160820233030/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/AEROBATIC/Red_Arrows/RED_ARROWS.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1970.htm
3. http://aerobaticteams.net/red-arrows-history.html

Media:

The Aviation Photo Company: Folland Gnat &emdash; RAF Red Arrows Folland Gnat T.1 XR994

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2013 21:55 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Aug-2015 20:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
30-Dec-2019 20:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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