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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56594
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:22-JUL-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: XR978
MSN: FL578
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llyn Celyn reservoir, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 22/7/1964 when crashed due to an inverted Spin. Crashed into the drained Llyn Celyn reservoir, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. (At the time of the crash the reservoir was still under construction, it was not completed and filled until 21/10/1965). The Pilot of XR978 ejected OK. Instructor ejected, but was discovered to be badly injured, when he was found on the hilllside at Mynydd Nodol, on the southern shore of the reservoir site.

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Celyn
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mynydd_Nodol

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

3 Mar 1978 XR981 CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team RAF 2 RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 12:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2013 14:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 13:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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