Incident North American AT-16 Harvard T Mk 2B FX248,
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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:22 FTS RAF
Registration: FX248
MSN: 14A-1551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Ex-USAAF 43-34660: Delivered to 9 (P)AFU RAF in September 1944. Last service from November 1952 to 22 FTS, RAF Syerston as "U-I"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14 January 1954: Lt P.J.Craig RN was waiting to take off from RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire, when his aircraft was struck by a flare, and caught fire


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)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.25
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Revision history:

02-Apr-2020 18:58 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Apr-2020 14:06 Investig Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
04-Apr-2020 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2020 09:17 Investig Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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