Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 28 March 1955
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WJ888
C/n / msn: 615
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:2,4 km (1.5 mls) W of Colyton (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One engine caught fire after which the remaining engine lost power. The Varsity crash-landed.
It was serving with RAF No.2 Air Navigation School.


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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