ASN Aircraft accident Handley Page Hastings C.1 TG552 Negombo RAF Station
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Date:Thursday 12 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic hphs model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG552
MSN: HP67/43
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Negombo RAF Station (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Narrative:
The Hastings transport plane crashed on landing. It went off the left side of the runway and ground looped 180 degrees.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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