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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56593
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:27-MAY-1964
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: XR949
MSN: FL566
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arenig Fawr, near Bala, Merioneth, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 27/5/1964: Crashed at Arenig Fawr*, near Bala, Merioneth, after the pilot had ejected following loss of control due to the canopy fracturing in flight and intercom lost.

Pilot ejected 24,000 feet, 310 knots. I.A.S. and suffered compression fracture: Student ejected at 21,000 feet 330-350 knots. I.A.S. and also suffered compression fracture.

(*Arenig Fawr (English: Great High Ground) is a mountain located in Snowdonia, North Wales. The mountain, which is the largest in the area, lies close to Llyn Celyn reservoir alongside the A4212 between Trawsfynydd and Bala, at approximate co-ordinates 52.91757N 3.74601W)

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-1964.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194245/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1964.htm#may


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 11:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 15:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Oct-2013 17:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2013 11:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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