Narrative:Lancastrian G-AHWJ took off from RAF Wunsdorf at 14:56 for a flight to Tarrant Rushton to undergo a periodic maintenance inspection. The airplane strayed about 24 miles off course while homing in on an incorrect beacon. It struck trees on a hill, crashed and caught fire.
|Date:||Monday 22 November 1948|
|Type:||Avro 691 Lancastrian 3|
|C/n / msn:|| RSLB127336|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Conholt Park ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Wunstorf RAF Station, Germany|
|Destination airport:||Tarrant Rushton RAF Station, United Kingdom|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was the result of the aircraft striking trees while being flown at a low altitude in conditions of poor visibility. The reason for the deviation from track cannot be determined, but it seems probable that the aircraft was being 'homed' on the Netheravon Beacon."
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wunstorf RAF Station to Tarrant Rushton RAF Station as the crow flies is 806 km (504 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.