ASN Aircraft accident Handley Page Hastings C.1 TG564 Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG)
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Status:
Date:Monday 27 July 1953
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG564
MSN: HP67/55
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Narrative:
The Hastings encountered windshear on finals, causing the undercarriage to strike a hut just short of the runway threshold. The aircraft then crashed next to the runway and caught fire.

Sources:
» 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


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