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Accident description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 2 March 1955
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD484
C/n / msn: HP67/112
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boscombe Down RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
The elevators were locked as the Hastings attempted to take off from RAF Boscombe Down. The airplane stalled at 200 feet and crashed.
The aircraft was flown by the RAF RRE (Radar Research Establishment).

Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

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