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Last updated: 5 May 2020
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Date:14-JAN-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Harvard T.Mk 2B
Owner/operator:3 FTS Royal Air Force (3 FTS RAF)
Registration: KF346
C/n / msn: 14A-2047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell, Norfolk
Narrative:
North American Harvard T.2B KF346: Delivered September 1944. However, only known RAF service was with 3 FTS, RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk from February 1951.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14/1/55: The aircraft struck overhead power and telephone tables after the engine lost power following recovery from a practice forced landing at RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk. Although the Harvard was able to perform a circuit and land safely back at RAF Feltwell, it was later deemed as "beyond economic repair" and struck off charge as Cat.5(c)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.168 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. The Harvard File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 1988 p.123)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.112


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2020 20:30 Dr. John Smith Added
05-May-2020 21:53 MIG29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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