Accident Folland Gnat T Mk 1 XR568, Thursday 14 January 1965
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Date:Thursday 14 January 1965
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 RAF
Registration: XR568
MSN: FL558
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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


2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/677:

Revision history:

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
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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