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Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 11 maart 1952
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: WF373
Constructienummer: 532
Bouwjaar: 1951
Motoren: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Swinderby RAF Station (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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