Accident Percival Provost T1 XF893, 07 Feb 1961
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Date:07-FEB-1961
Time:night
Type:Percival Provost T1
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: XF893
MSN: PAC/56/398
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Witley, 10 miles NW of Worcester, Worcestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Ternhill, Shrophsire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Dived into the ground out of cloud at Great Witley*, Worcestershire after losing control at night. The pilot was killed. Pilot was Flt-Lt NAFRY from the Lebanon.

(*Great Witley is a village and civil parish (with Hillhampton), encompassing the hamlet of Redmarley, in the Malvern Hills District in the north west of the county of Worcestershire. It is situated around ten miles to the north west of the city of Worcester.)

Wreckage recovered by (and to) 71 MU RAF Bicester, presumably for accident investigation and components recovery, where noted dumped 13/3/1961

Sources:

1. www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?78785-71-MU-Bicester
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1950-88.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Witley
5. Pilot named in the Birmingham Daily Post February 8th 1961


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Apr-2012 16:02 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Oct-2013 21:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Dec-2018 19:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
07-Aug-2021 08:19 Paul Allonby Updated [Source, Narrative]

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