Incident North American AT-16 Harvard T Mk 2B KF243,
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Date:Thursday 14 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American AT-16 Harvard T Mk 2B
Owner/operator:9 FTS RAF
Registration: KF243
MSN: 14A-2044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Toddington,12 miles NE of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Wellesbourne Mounford, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Delivered September 1944 to 9 (P)AFU. Last user 9 FTS from November 1953. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14 January 1954: Crash landed during aerobatics, at Toddington, Gloucestershire

The aircraft was engaged on an aerobatic training sorte from RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire) when the engine lost power, and the aircraft was wrecked in a forced landing at Toddington, Gloucestershire.

Neither of the two crew - Flight Sergeant M.J.Nast (Instructor, aged 31) and Acting Pilot Officer J.L.Ryan (Pupil Pilot under training, aged 22) - were injured.

Toddington is a village and civil parish in north Gloucestershire in Tewkesbury Borough, located approximately 12 miles (20 km) north-east of Cheltenham


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.154 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. The Harvard File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 1988 p 116)
4. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.25

Revision history:

02-Apr-2020 18:44 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Apr-2020 14:05 Investig Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
04-Apr-2020 21:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
05-Apr-2020 09:16 DG333 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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