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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94215
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:CFS
Registration: XR545
C/n / msn: FL556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two Gnat T.1 of the CFS "Red Arrows" aerobatic display team (XR545 and XR986) collided and crashed during a synchronised pair display practice at Kemble, Gloucestershire. Mid-Air Collision between synchro pair. Wings clipped during an opposition manoeuvre `Roulette'

All four crew (two in each aircraft) were killed. Crew of XR545 (call sign "Red 7") were reported as being Flight Lieutenant John Haddock and Flight Lieutenant Colin Armstrong

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20160820233030/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/AEROBATIC/Red_Arrows/RED_ARROWS.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folland_Gnat#Accidents_and_incidents
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Arrows#Incidents_and_accidents
5. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/103223-kemble-red-arrow-pilots-info.html

The Aviation Photo Company: Folland Gnat &emdash; RAF Red Arrows Folland Gnat T.1 XR545 (1970)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2013 19:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants]
11-Jun-2013 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2013 19:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Jun-2013 20:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator]
02-Aug-2015 19:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2015 20:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Embed code]
02-Aug-2015 20:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
25-Feb-2019 21:13 Anon. Updated [Operator]

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