Accident Percival Provost T1 WV552, 02 Dec 1957
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Type:Percival Provost T1
Owner/operator:RAF Flying College
Registration: WV552
MSN: PAC/56/098
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Percival Provost T.Mk.1 WV552: delivered 28/01/1954. Operational service career was with 22 FTS (Flying Training School) and the RAF Flying College, Cranwell Lincolnshire as "D-W".

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 2/12/1957: Overturned during a forced landing into a field short of the runway at RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire after the engine cut out. Pilot (flying solo) was killed.

Crew of Provost WV552:
Flight Cadet J.R. Owen (Pilot) RAF - killed on active service 2/12/1957


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.194 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 101)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.273

Revision history:

21-Apr-2012 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 12:10 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-Aug-2020 22:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2021 20:10 Coumes Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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