Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 28 May 1948
Type:Miles M.60 Marathon I
Operator:Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment
Registration: G-AGPD
C/n / msn: 6265
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Amesbury (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Miles Marathon G-AGPD took off from Boscombe Down at 13:02 for a fly past and some propeller feathering tests. The pilots had to hold near Boscombe Down until about 13:26 when their time came to perform a flypast. At 13:29 they radioed that they were about to crash. It appeared that a structural failure of the tail had occurred. The aircraft lost height and crashed into trees.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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