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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56500
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:03-SEP-1975
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: XS103
MSN: FL597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leck -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Leck, Germany
Destination airport:Leck, Germany
Narrative:
Mid-air collision with Lockheed F-104S Starfighter (MM6774/"53-22") of the 21st Gruppo, Italian Air Force near Leck, Germany. Both aircraft managed to land safely at Leck, but Gnat T.1 XS103 had sustained severe damage to its nose. Damage assessed to be beyond repair, and aircraft struck off charge as Cat. 5(Scrap). No casualties sustained by the crew of either aircraft.

(The F-104S was later repaired and returned to service in May 1977)

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
2. http://www.i-f-s.nl/tiger-meets/
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1975.htm
4. http://www.916-starfighter.de/Large/Stars/wA53-22.htm

Media:

J061-19 XS103 broken nose

Posted by Volkert Jan van den Berg on 3. September 1975

Images:


Taken at Leck after the aircraft landed.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jul-2011 01:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Jul-2013 00:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 21:33 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
13-Sep-2015 13:59 Chr.Hölscher Updated [Source, Embed code]
19-Jan-2020 15:34 mikeinfrance Updated [Date, Time, Embed code, Photo]
19-Jan-2020 15:34 harro Updated [Date, Time]

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