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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243382
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:02-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk II
Owner/operator:1 GTS / 21 HGCU RAF
Registration: HH714
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Croughton, near Brackley, Northamptonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk.II HH714, 1 GTS (Glider Training School), 21 HGCU (Heavy Gliding Conversion Unit): Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/1/1946. The glider was being towed by a tractor at RAF Croughton, near Brackley, Northamptonshire when it was struck by another tractor. Not repaired, and struck off charge on or before 25/5/1946. No reported casualties.

During August 1945 No. 1 GTS came under the command of No. 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit RAF at RAF Brize Norton. Flying and training ceased on 25 May 1946. With No. 1 GTS leaving RAF Croughton, its remaining aircraft, Hotspurs and Masters worth preserving, moved to No. 3 GTS at RAF Wellesbourne Mountford.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21.
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Croughton#Second_World_War
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Aircraft_Hotspur
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conversion_units_of_the_Royal_Air_Force .


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2020 22:15 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Sep-2020 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Sep-2020 22:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
27-Sep-2020 22:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Sep-2020 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
28-Sep-2020 09:53 Harro Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
15-Jul-2021 20:13 TB Updated [Location, Operator]

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