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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145561
Last updated: 29 February 2020
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Date:30-OCT-1962
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3
Owner/operator:645 VGS ATC Royal Air Force (645 VGS ATC RAF)
Registration: XA285
C/n / msn: 827
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
C/no. 827. Delivered to the Air Training Corps 30/6/52. Issued to 645 VGS, ATC. Written off in a flying accident at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire. Damaged beyond repair in a heavy landing at Catterick.
Allocated to the Fire School at Catterick, and burnt soon afterwards.

However, according to some sources, XA285 was struck off charge by 31/12/1962 and sold to civilian ownership as BGA1200. Later it was converted to a Slingsby T.31 Motor Tutor glider as PH-1452 (first registered in the Netherlands 8/7/2010). PH-1452 is most probably a composite of Slingsby T.31N Cadet TX.3 WT899 and XA286, with little, if any parts of XA285 in its construction.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/arkroy16.pdf
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t31.htm
4. http://www.hdekker.info/registermap/Z14.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-May-2012 14:28 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Jan-2013 06:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 06:34 Nepa Updated [Operator]
12-Jan-2013 06:39 Anon. Updated [Operator]
24-Oct-2013 01:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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