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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 21 October 1957
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG615
C/n / msn: HP67/93
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) SSW of Colerne RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Colerne RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Hastings was attempting an approach and landing using asymmetrical thrust. The aircraft undershot the runway at RAF Colerne and touched down extremely heavily on its starboard undercarriage. On its bouncing up this sent the aircraft on an uncontrollable veer to the port and the aircraft hit the ground some 400 metres to the left of the runway and slid down into the gulley.

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Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes
» Peter Harden - eyewitness (e-mail, 5-11-2011)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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