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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29378
 
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Date:23-OCT-1978
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.21B Sedburgh TX.1
Owner/operator:615 VGS ATC Royal Air Force (615 VGS ATC RAF)
Registration: WB940
MSN: 607
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kenley, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kenley, Surrey
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
WB940 was one of six gliders of 615 VGS Air Training Cadets (four Cadet TX.3s and two Slingsby T.21s) which were destroyed in a hangar fire whilst parked at Kenley, Surrey on 23/10/1978. The fire started in the ajoining bay (in a room used as a paper store) due to a heater being covered

Sources:

http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t21.htm
http://www.mar.co.uk/cms/upload/@MAR.pdf
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/373604-raf-kenley.html
http://615vgs.com/raf-kenley.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
09-Feb-2010 07:06 DColclasure Updated [Narrative]
20-Dec-2012 16:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 17:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
29-Nov-2022 19:20 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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