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Narrative:Avro Anson C.19 TX197 crashed at Sandford Farm, 1m NE of Woodley, near Reading, Berkshire. At 150 feet after a normal take off, the aircraft banked to starboard. The bank increased sharply and the aircraft flicked onto its back and dived inverted into the ground. It ended up erect and on fire. It seems probable that the aircraft suffered engine failure shortly after take off. Lost power on takeoff, stalled and dived into ground inverted: 3 fatalities
Avro Anson C.19
|Operator:||FTC Comm Flt RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Sandford Farm, 1m NE of Woodley, near Reading, Berkshire -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Woodley, Berskhire|
Those killed were
F/ Lt. John Ackland RICHARDS RAF KILLED 17TH NOV 1951.
F/O. AB STRUTHERS RAF KILLED 17TH NOV 1951.
Cadet John William Hancock (ATC Cadet aged 15)
Buried side by side in Woodley, Berkshire, church graveyard.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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