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Datum:vrijdag 13 februari 1953
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: WF332
Constructienummer: 524
Bouwjaar: 1951
Motoren: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) SSW of Swinderby RAF Station (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The Varsity was involved in a night time training flight. In the first session both pilots had carried out four circuits. After the next takeoff the airplane turned downwind. Probably because of other traffic in the circuit, the pilot attempted to take avoiding action. He lost control and the airplane crashed.
The airplane was serving with RAF 201 AFS.

Bronnen:
» 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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