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Date:24-JAN-1958
Time:overnight
Type:Slingsby T.21B Sedburgh TX.1
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: WB925
MSN: 588
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Slingsby T.21B Sedburgh TX.1 WB925: Built by Slingsbys to Contract No 6/Acft./3588/c.b.9a. Delivered 5/7/49. Known operational service was with 123 Gliding School, 623 Gliding School, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, then the CFS (Central Flying School) RAF

Written off 24/1/1958: damaged beyond repair at RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent when the hangar the glider was being stored in collapsed under the weight of a recent heavy snowfall. Struck off charge as Cat.5(c) 8/4/1958.

Despite being written off, was sold on to the RAFGSA (Royal Air Force Gliding & Soaring Association) and re-registered as RAFGSA 212, later RAFGSA R92, and then as BGA2964/EUN, and operated out of Booker Air Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Reported as still airworthy and in use in January 2020

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1958.htm
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t21.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WB
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/wb925a.jpg
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/bga2964.jpg
6. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/284073-air-cadet-gliding-pix-80s-pre-glass-11.html#post4713375


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Aug-2020 21:01 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Aug-2020 07:35 T.T.Taylor Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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