ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56594
Last updated: 23 December 2014
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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, RAF
Registration: XR978
C/n / msn: FL578
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llyn Celyn reservoir, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
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://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Celyn
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mynydd_Nodol


Revision history:

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