Accident
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 26 marzo 1953
Tipo:Vickers Varisty T.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WJ938
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción: 1953
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Nicosia Airport (NIC) (   Chipre) show on map
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Chipre
Descripción:
During taxying the nosewheel steering failed. The pilot informed ATC and continued to taxy using differential braking. He attempted a double bend, but then the brakes failed. The Varsity left the taxiway and ran into some parked fuel tankers.
It was serving with RAF Advanced Flying School.


Fuentes:
» 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
» The Vickers Varsity / Roger Lindsay and Geoff Cruickshank, 1987


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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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