Incident Percival Provost T1 WE530, 03 Mar 1951
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56520
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Type:Percival Provost T1
Owner/operator:A&AEE Boscombe Down (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment Boscombe Down)
Registration: WE530
MSN: PAC/56/2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amesbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Destination airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
WE530 was the 2nd Provost prototype, originally fitted with a Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah engine, as a cheaper alternative to the Alvis Leonides. Written off on 3 March 1951, when crashed at Amesbury, Wilshire. The aircraft was undergoing acceptance trials, and a propeller blade fractured, causing severe vibrations, which made it imperative that the pilot execute an immediate forced landing.. Struck off Charge and sold as scrap in 23 April 1958


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.111 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.119


The Aviation Photo Company: Provost (Percival) &emdash; RAF Percival Provost WE530

Revision history:

21-Apr-2012 13:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2013 16:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2021 15:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Jan-2021 15:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]

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