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Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Fecha:lunes 19 enero 1953
Tipo:Vickers Varisty T.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WF420
Numéro de série: 700
Año de Construcción: 1952
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Swinderby RAF Station (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), Reino Unido
Descripción:
The Varsity was approaching RAF Swinderby in misty conditions. The aircraft was high on the approach as it passed the Outer Marker at 750 feet instead of 600 feet. The pilot increased the rate of descent, but could not timely arrest the descent. He advanced the power levers in an attempt to go around, but the airplane impacted the ground short of the runway.
The airplane was serving with RAF 201 AFS.

Fuentes:
» 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


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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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