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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Fecha:martes 16 septiembre 1952
Tipo:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WD492
Numéro de série: HP67/120
Año de Construcción: 1951
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) S of Northice Camp (   Groenlandia)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL), Groenlandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL), Groenlandia
Descripción:
The Hastings was dropping supplies near a scientific camp in Northern Greenland. After twelve successful paradrops, the aircraft positioned for free drops from a height of just 50 feet. The first drop was uneventful, but during the second drop, at a speed of 125 kts, the aircraft entered a white-out condition and one of the wings hit the ground. The airplane crash-landed at position 78.07 N, 38.10 W.
Three injured were air-lifted by a Grumman Albatross; the remaining nine survivors were rescued later.

Fuentes:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
» The Winnipeg Evening Tribune 26 September 1952, p1


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