Incident Avro Anson T Mk 21 VS580,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25325
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Date:Monday 1 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Anson T Mk 21
Owner/operator:1 ANS RAF
Registration: VS580
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Stanton St. Quinton, near RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire (EGDV)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Avro Anson T.21 VS580/"FFI-N", 1 ANS (Air Navigation School) RAF: Written off 1/1/1951. Shortly after take off from RAF Hullavington, while in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crash landed in a field at Stanton St. Quinton, Wiltshire. Both crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was reported that both engines lost power shortly after rotation for unknown reason. The crew was engaged in a local training mission.

The reported crash location of Stanton St. Quintin is a small village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire in England. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Chippenham and 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Malmesbury at approximate co ordinates 51.518°N 2.136°W


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.110 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.103
4. The Anson File (Ray Sturtivant, Air Britain, 1988 p.144)

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Apr-2012 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 20:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
07-Jan-2021 16:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2021 18:18 Dr.Roup Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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