Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 27 July 1953
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG564
C/n / msn: HP67/55
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Narrative:
The Hastings encountered windshear on finals, causing the undercarriage to strike a hut just short of the runway threshold. The aircraft then crashed next to the runway and caught fire.

Sources:
» 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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