Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 March 1954
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF386
C/n / msn: 545
First flight: 1951
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) N of Swinderby RAF Station (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Swinderby RAF Station (EGXS), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Varsity contacted a tree during an attempted overshoot at RAF Swinderby at night. The airplane crashed and caught fire.
It was serving with RAF 201 AFS.


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


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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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