Narrative:Hastings WD478 was flying sorties out of RAF Strubby. During one of these sorties the aircraft climbed steeply after takeoff. The airplane stalled and dived into the ground. The elevator trim was possibly set fully up, causing the plane to stall.
Wrong takeoff configuration (flaps/trim)
Loss of control
|Date:||Monday 19 March 1951|
|Type:||Handley Page Hastings C.2|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| HP67/106|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Strubby RAF Station ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Strubby RAF Station, United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Strubby RAF Station, United Kingdom|
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
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 Strubby RAF Station to Strubby RAF Station as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
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.