ASN Aircraft accident Vickers Varsity T.1 WF391 Hullavington RAF Station
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Date:Wednesday 20 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic vars model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF391
MSN: 550
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) NNE Hullavington RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hullavington RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Varsity flew into the ground during a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach at night. The airplane was serving with RAF 1 ANS.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Vickers Varsity / Roger Lindsay and Geoff Cruickshank, 1987


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