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Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 27 marzo 1963
Tipo:Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
Operado por:Smiths Aviation
Alquilado a :Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: G-APAZ
Numéro de série: 561
Año de Construcción: 1952
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Staverton Airport (GLO) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Entrenamiento
Aeropuerto de Salida:Staverton Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Staverton Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Reino Unido
Descripción:
Varsity G-APAZ was being used to conduct a check flight for the pilot, who wanted to be approved as a Varsity test pilot. A single engine runway 22 approach and overshoot were carried out. At 3 or 4 miles from the airport, at a height of 600-700 feet, the aircraft banked to the right and the pilot reported a total engine failure. G-APAZ lost height and crashed into a house on Tuffley Avenue.
The aircraft was leased from the Royal Air Force 1 ANS and also carried the military serial WF415.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Selection of the starboard engine "idle-cut-off" switch to CUT-OFF instead of the port to the RUN position, when attempting to re-start the port engine, resulted in a complete loss of power at a low height and the aircraft struck a house in the ensuing crash-landing."

Fuentes:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


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accident date: 27-03-1963
type: Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
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accident date: 27-03-1963
type: Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
registration: G-APAZ
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accident date: 27-03-1963
type: Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
registration: G-APAZ
 

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