Vliegtuigongeval op 22 JAN 1957 met Lockheed Neptune MR.1 WX511 - Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS)
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Datum:dinsdag 22 januari 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Neptune MR.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: WX511
Constructienummer: 426-5106
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The Lockheed Neptune was engaged in a test flight prior to a flight to Malta. During a "touch and go" the propellers failed to go into fine pitch. The captain aborted the takeoff but overran the runway. In order not to hit a bus on the Findhorn road, he selected the undercarriage up. The nose wheel retracted, but the main wheels didn't. The plane stood on its nose and ground to a halt with one engine on fire. The crew all exited the plane without injury.

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