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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56823
Last updated: 2 March 2021
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Date:22-MAY-1944
Time:day
Type:Gloster Gladiator Mk II
Owner/operator:520 Squadron Royal Air Force (520 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N5717
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Front -   Gibraltar
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
Destination airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
Narrative:
Squadron Leader George Acheson Bowen Johnston took off in Gloster Gladiator N5717 from 520 Squadron on an air test; As he came in to land he was hit by a crosswind and attempted to take off again. Unfortunately he bounced on landing, overshot and hit building at the edge of the runway and crashed. Sqn Ldr Johnston was killed and the Gladiator burnt out

Sources:

1. http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/gladiator_raf_520.htm
2. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18484163
3. https://www.lurganancestry.com/ww2/johnstonga.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2009 02:24 andrew Added
20-Jan-2012 12:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
14-Jun-2013 18:45 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Aug-2013 17:02 JINX Updated [Operator]
25-Dec-2014 16:18 Anon. Updated [Operator, Nature, Source]
09-Mar-2018 21:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 13:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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