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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56528
 
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Date:14-JAN-1965
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Folland Gnat T Mk 1
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: XR568
MSN: FL558
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Folland Gnat XR568 Suffered engine vibration on take off from Valley, Anglesey. The engine cut while the pilot was attempting an emergency landing. It crashed into the undershoot area, seriously damaging the nose.

Not repaired, struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) and the damaged airframe was transferred to the RAF Exhibition Flt for use as display/ground instructional airframe as 7874M, but scrapped May 1966 at 71 MU RAF Abingdon

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/677: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070687
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=501


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 11:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Jul-2011 12:04 harro Updated [[Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]]
06-Jan-2013 15:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
12-Sep-2013 22:10 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2019 16:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
26-Nov-2020 04:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source]
26-Nov-2020 10:33 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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