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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 16 September 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WD492
Werknummer: HP67/120
Baujahr: 1951
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) S of Northice Camp (   Greenland)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL),
Flug nach:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL),
Unfallbericht:
The Hastings was dropping supplies near a scientific camp in Northern Greenland. After twelve successful paradrops, the aircraft positioned for free drops from a height of just 50 feet. The first drop was uneventful, but during the second drop, at a speed of 125 kts, the aircraft entered a white-out condition and one of the wings hit the ground. The airplane crash-landed at position 78.07 N, 38.10 W.

Informationsquelle:
» 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


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