Incident Airspeed Oxford Mk I RR346,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263378
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Date:Thursday 3 January 1946
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: RR346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Airspeed Oxford RR346: Delivered to RAE Farnborough 01/06/1945. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/1/1946 while being towed at Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire. The aircraft was being towed by a tractor (there was no one on board the aircraft). However, while being towed, the towing exerted excessive side loads, which overstressed the airframe, and caused the starboard undercarriage leg to collapse

Aircraft not repaired, Struck off Charge as "damaged beyond repair"


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.24
3. The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.196)

Revision history:

29-May-2021 21:01 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Jul-2023 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated

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