ASN Aircraft accident Vickers Varsity T.1 WL633 Manston RAF Station (MSE)
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Date:Thursday 23 January 1958
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: WL633
MSN:
First flight: 1953
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manston RAF Station (MSE) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Manston RAF Station (EGUM), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Varsity drifted off the runway at RAF Manston, collided with snowbanks and burst into flames.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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