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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18838
 
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Date:20-JAN-1950
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax C.8
Owner/operator:World Air Freight Ltd
Registration: G-AITC
MSN: 1382
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brindisi Airport (Aeroporto di Brindisi), Brindisi, Apulia -   Italy
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Brindisi Airport, Brindisi, Apulia (BDS/LIBR)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Handley Page Halifax C.Mk.8: Built for the RAF as PP320. Sold on and civil registered (C of R 10947/1; C of A 9098) as G-AITC to the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield. Registration cancelled 8 April 1949, and re-registered (C of R 10947/2) next day (9 April 1949) to World Air Freight Ltd., London W.1. On 10 June 1949 Halifax C-8 G-AITC sustained a crash-landing at Fuhlsbuttel; this seriously damaged the aircraft, but crew survived with slight injuries

Presumably repaired, as written off (damaged beyond repair) when damaged on landing at Brindisi Airport (Aeroporto di Brindisi), Brindisi, Apulia, Italy 20 January 1950. Crash landed for unknown reason. All six crew members were uninjured.

Registration G-AITC cancelled by the Secretary of State, Air Ministry 20 January 1950 (same day as the above incident) due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-handley-page-hp70-halifax-viii-brindisi
2. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
3. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AITC.pdf
4. http://halifax346et347.canalblog.com/archives/index.html
5. https://harringtonmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DropZone-Volume-6-Issue-2-July-2008.pdf (p 19)
6. Accident 10 June 1949: National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2526 - https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576680


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
05-Jun-2010 12:20 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Dec-2012 10:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2014 17:23 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2017 21:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2018 18:25 TB Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2019 21:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2019 21:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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