Narrative:The Varsity was approaching RAF Swinderby in misty conditions. The aircraft was high on the approach as it passed the Outer Marker at 750 feet instead of 600 feet. The pilot increased the rate of descent, but could not timely arrest the descent. He advanced the power levers in an attempt to go around, but the airplane impacted the ground short of the runway.
|Date:||Monday 19 January 1953|
|Type:||Vickers Varisty T.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 700|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 264|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Swinderby RAF Station (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), United Kingdom|
The airplane was serving with RAF 201 AFS.
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
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.