Narrative:Four minutes after takeoff the aircraft lost height and hit a tree during a blizzard.
|Date:||Wednesday 6 January 1954|
|Type:||Vickers Valetta T.3|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 599|
|First flight:|| 1952-04-22 (1 year 9 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 17 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Aldbury, Hertfordshire ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Bovingdon RAF Station, United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Thorney Island RAF Station, United Kingdom|
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bovingdon RAF Station to Thorney Island RAF Station as the crow flies is 104 km (65 miles).
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.