Narrative:During a flapless approach, the Varsity undershot the runway. The wing spar broke and the wings separated. The airplane caught fire.
|Date:||Thursday 13 May 1954|
|Type:||Vickers Varsity T.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 552|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 264|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Wigsley RAF Station ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Wigsley RAF Station, United Kingdom|
The airplane was serving with RAF 11 FTS.
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
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.