Incident Percival Provost T1 WV537,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56613
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Date:Tuesday 5 January 1960
Type:Percival Provost T1
Owner/operator:6 FTS RAF
Registration: WV537
MSN: PAC/56/083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF High Ercall, 7 miles NE of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:RAF High Ercall, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Ternhill, Shropshire (EGOE)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off 5/1/1960: The foreign student of WV537 taxied onto the active runway at High Ercall, seven miles northeast of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, without realising it, and without obtaining prior permission. The aircraft was struck on the port wing by another 6 FTS Provost T.1 (XF905) which had just landed. Another Provost managed to overshoot and avoid the collision between WV537 and XF905.

Wreckage recovered by (and to) 49 MU RAF Colerne, Wiltshire, where struck off charge as Cat.5(c), and dumped by 31/3/60 after completion of accident investigation


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1983)

Revision history:

22-Apr-2012 13:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 02:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Dec-2018 19:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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