Narrative:During taxying the nosewheel steering failed. The pilot informed ATC and continued to taxy using differential braking. He attempted a double bend, but then the brakes failed. The Varsity left the taxyway and ran into some parked fuel tankers.
|Date:||26 MAR 1953|
|Type:||Vickers Varisty T.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| 1953|
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 264|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Nicosia Airport (NIC) (Cyprus)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Destination airport:||Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus|
It was serving with RAF Advanced Flying School.
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
» The Vickers Varsity / Roger Lindsay and Geoff Cruickshank, 1987
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.