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Accident description
Last updated: 28 October 2016
Date:Saturday 13 March 1954
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF327
C/n / msn: 519
First flight: 1951
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) SW of Syerston RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Syerston RAF Station, United Kingdom
The Varsity crew were attempting a single engine night landing at RAF Syerston when the aircraft stalled and hit the ground.
The airplane was serving with RAF 201 AFS.

Loss of control

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


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Distance from Swinderby RAF Station to Syerston RAF Station as the crow flies is 21 km (13 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.
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