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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161577
Last updated: 17 April 2019
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Date:23-AUG-1962
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.21
Owner/operator:RAF College
Registration: WB966
C/n / msn: 627
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
T.21B Sedburgh TX.1 WB966 C/n 627 RAF. Ordered under Contract No 6/Acft./3588/c.b.9(a). Delivered 2/3/50.

On 23/8/1962, WB966 was with the RAF College when it was written off (damaged beyond economic repair) in a "hard landing" at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire.Struck off charge 23/8/1962 (same day) as Cat.5(c).

Sold on and rebuilt by the RAF Gliding & Soaring Association, as RAF GSA 314. Later sold to civilian ownership as BGA2767/"ELH" at Enstone, Oxfordshire (photographed there 9/7/2004). Sold on circa 2008 to a new civilian owner in Midden Zeeland, Netherlands. Most recently reported sold on again in October 2010 to a new owner in Italy

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=978
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t21.htm
4. http://www.mar.co.uk/cms/upload/@MAR.pdf
5. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1077984/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Oct-2013 20:42 Dr. John Smith Added

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