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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Date:Tuesday 4 November 1952
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF324
MSN: 516
First flight: 1951
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wigsley RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Wigsley RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Wigsley RAF Station, United Kingdom
The Varsity was used for a training flight out of RAF Wigsley when the student pilot held off too high just prior to landing. The subsequent touchdown was very heavy. The left wing broke off as a result. The airplane swung off the runway.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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