Incident Percival Provost T.1 WW435, 31 May 1955
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Type:Percival Provost T.1
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WW435
MSN: PAC/56/248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Potton, 2 miles NNE of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (EGYD)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Percival Provost T.Mk.1 WW435: Delivered 22/10/54. RAF Career was with the RAF College, Cranwell, only

Written off 31/5/1955: engine failed and aircraft overshot during forced landing near Potton, 2 miles north-north-east of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The pilot - Flight Cadet W D Page - survived uninjured.

Damaged aircraft struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) and relegated to instructional airframe to 7227M on 7/7/55


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.171 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 104)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.136

Revision history:

30-Apr-2013 16:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2020 22:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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