ASN Aircraft accident Vickers Varsity T.1 WL680 Louth
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Date:Thursday 4 March 1965
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: WL680
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,2 km (1.4 mls) E of Louth (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Manby RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Manby RAF Station, United Kingdom
The Varsity was on a single engine flight when engine failed to respond during an overshoot. The airplane lost height and bellylanded in a field.

Forced landing outside airport

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


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