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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Thursday 12 April 1951
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG552
C/n / msn: HP67/43
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Negombo RAF Station (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
The Hastings transport plane crashed on landing. It went off the left side of the runway and ground looped 180 degrees.

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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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