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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25325
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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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 Royal Air Force (1 ANS RAF)
Registration: VS580
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stanton St. Quinton, near RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire (EGDV)
Destination airport:
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 51.518N 2.136W


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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