Incident Percival Proctor Mk V VN895,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82410
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Date:Friday 9 January 1953
Type:Percival Proctor Mk V
Owner/operator:Air Attache, Rome
Registration: VN895
MSN: AE.92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire (EGUD)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Percival Proctor Mk.V VN895, Air Attache Rome: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10/1/53 when brakes failed and aircraft ground looped during landing at night at RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire. No fatalities reported.

Aircraft had dual civil/military identities; after the above accident, the damaged airframe was repaired and sold off as G-ANAT (C of R R.4076/1) on 18/7/53. As G-ANAT, it had three owners until it was Damaged beyond repair at Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, 20/4/58. Regsitration G-ANAT cancelled 21/10/58 as "Withdrawn".


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.139 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p 327
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 73)

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2013 13:01 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 02:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2021 18:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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