Incident General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk II HH714,
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Date:Wednesday 2 January 1946
Type:General Aircraft GAL.48 Hotspur Mk II
Owner/operator:1 GTS / 21 HGCU RAF
Registration: HH714
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Croughton, near Brackley, Northamptonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Departure airport:RAF Croughton, Brackley, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


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.

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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]
31-Jul-2023 00:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Location, Operator]]

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