Accident
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Datum:Montag 19 Januar 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Varisty T.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WF420
Werknummer: 700
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Swinderby RAF Station (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
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.
The airplane was serving with RAF 201 AFS.


Informationsquelle:
» 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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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