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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56501
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:28-SEP-1966
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: XM704
MSN: FL509
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a low approach at RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire, the main undercarriage struck the leading edge of the runway breaking the port undercarriage leg strut on impact. The instructor managed to keep the aircraft airborne and to burn off fuel before making a copybook two-wheeled landng. Subsequent inspection revealed that the main undercarriage casting was damaged and as this could not be replaced, the aircraft was stuck-off charge as Cat.5(G/I)

Front fuselage allocated to ground instructional use at the Aero Medical School at RAF Cranwell as 7792M on 30/1/1968 since scrapped.

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-1966.htm
3. http://www.airport-data.com/forums/topic5716.html


Images:


At Kemble, on the grass after it was skillfully steered off the runway, 28/09/66

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 13:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2012 08:41 Ray Deacon Updated [Phase, Source]
06-Apr-2012 03:02 Ray Deacon Updated [Narrative]
07-May-2013 08:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
12-Sep-2013 03:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 16:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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