Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 12 January 1953
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG602
C/n / msn: HP67/80
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) WSW of Shallufa RAF Station (   Egypt) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Hastings transport plane climbed away in steep turns after takeoff. At a height of about 2000 feet the starboard elevator broke away, followed by the port elevator and the tailplane. The aircraft lost control and crashed into the ground.
Investigation revealed that a certain modification which included the installation of increased diameter bolts in the tail section had not been carried out on TG602.


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Sources:
» E-mail B.Dawson (29-6-2007)
» 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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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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