Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 20 January 1954
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF391
C/n / msn: 550
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) NNE Hullavington RAF Station (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hullavington RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Varsity flew into the ground during a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach at night. The airplane was serving with RAF 1 ANS.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» 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 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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