Accident description
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 16 July 1949
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG611
C/n / msn: HP67/89
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Germany
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Hastings lost control and dived into the ground due to incorrect tail trim.

Classification:
Wrong takeoff configuration (flaps/trim)
Loss of control

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes


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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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