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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249141
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:11-OCT-1952
Time:day
Type:Percival P.31 Proctor Mk IV
Owner/operator:64 Gp CF Royal Air Force (64 Gp CF RAF)
Registration: NP234
MSN: H.630
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Newton, Nottinghamshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Newton, Nottinghamshire
Narrative:
Percival P-31 Proctor C.Mk.IV NP332, 64 Group Communictions Flight, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/10/1952 in a landing accident at RAF Newton, Nottinghamshire.

The Proctor made a prefect three-point landing on the grass at RAF Newton, but was subsequently found to have struck a ground marker board hidden in the long grass. The board was later discovered to have caused severe damage to the underside of the aircraft's rear fuselage.

Despite the damage, none of the crew on board were injured.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.135 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft NA100-NZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.300
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1740954


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2021 22:24 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2021 10:23 Charlie Harper Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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