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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 11 März 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Varsity T.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WF373
Werknummer: 532
Baujahr: 1951
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Swinderby RAF Station (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The Varsity was on final approach to RAF Swinderby when the pilot decided to attempt an overshoot from a height of 200 feet. On the application of power, the no. 2 engine failed. The airplane climbed steeply to about 400 feet and then dived into the ground.
The airplane was serving with RAF 201 AFS.

Informationsquelle:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
» Walter Sanson


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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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