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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56505
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:06-SEP-1965
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: XR979
MSN: FL576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gnat T.1 XR979 was written off on 6/9/1965: The pilot raised the undercarriage and flaps too early during take off from Valley, Anglesey. The aircraft sank back onto the runway when he reduced power and was damaged beyond repair.Both crew 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-1965.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 12:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 15:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Sep-2013 16:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2019 16:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
10-Jun-2021 20:59 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator]

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