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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29130
Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Date:26-JUL-1971
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3
Owner/operator:611 VGS ATC Royal Air Force (611 VGS ATC RAF)
Registration: WT912
C/n / msn: 707
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
C/no. 707: T.31B Cadet TX3 WT912 RAF. Built to contract No 6/Acft./6023/c.b.8a. Delivered to the Air Training Corps 18/2/52. To 611 VGS, Swanton Morley. Written off 26/7/71, when crashed at Spitalgate, Lincolnshire
New winch operator stalled engine just after glider became airborne. Nosed down and struck hard. Cadet in front fractured his spine and was taken to Grantham DH.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t31.htm
2. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/284073-air-cadet-gliding-pix-80s-pre-glass-8.html
3. http://t31club.com/t31_list.htm
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-May-2012 10:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Jun-2013 18:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2016 08:07 J.Cryer Updated [Operator, Location]
16-Nov-2019 18:05 Vulcanicman Updated [Narrative]

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