Mid-air collision Accident Folland Gnat T.1 XR986,
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Date:Wednesday 20 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:CFS (Red Arrows) Aerobatic Display Team RAF
Registration: XR986
MSN: FL583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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 XR986 (call sign "Red 6") were reported to be Flight Lieutenant Euan Perreaux and Flight Lieutenant John Lewis.


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

Revision history:

11-Jun-2013 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Dec-2019 20:43 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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