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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Fecha:miércoles 6 enero 1954
Tipo:Vickers Valetta T.3
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WJ474
Numéro de série: 599
Año de Construcción: 1952-04-22 (1 year 9 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Aldbury, Hertfordshire (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bovingdon RAF Station, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Thorney Island RAF Station, Reino Unido
Four minutes after takeoff the aircraft lost height and hit a tree during a blizzard.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bovingdon RAF Station to Thorney Island RAF Station as the crow flies is 104 km (65 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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