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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56492
 
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Date:26-APR-1978
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: XR544
MSN: FL555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Valley (HLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:RAF Valley (HLY/EGOV)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Aircraft crashed on approach to RAF Valley, Angelsey after engine flame out caused by fuel pump failure. XR544 crashed onto a beach on the edge of the airfield

Both crew members (Flight Lieutenant D. Newbury and Flight Lieutenant J. A. A. Dobbie) ejected safely

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1978.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jul-2011 01:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 14:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
19-Jun-2013 10:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
30-Apr-2018 07:16 Dobz Updated [Photo, ]
10-Jun-2021 21:01 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator]

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