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Date:Saturday 8 May 1954
Type:Canadair DC-4M1 North Star
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 17522
MSN: 106
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near RAF North Luffenham (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:North Luffenham RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Struck a clay embankment on short final. The North Star came to rest on the runway with the main landing gear driven up through the wing. The wreckage was sold and used for spares several years later by commercial operators.
At the time of the crash the aircraft was on loan from 426 (T) Squadron to No. 4 (T) OTU for crew training.

Classification:
Undershoot/overshoot

Sources:
» John Bradley


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Distance from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport to North Luffenham RAF Station as the crow flies is 409 km (255 miles).

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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