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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 29 March 1955
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian C.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VL970
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First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hucknall Airport (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hucknall Airport (EGNA), United Kingdom
Control was lost during an attempted overshoot. A wing hit the ground and the airplane carthwheeled, catching fire. The Lancastrian was flying on behalf of Rolls Royce at the time.

» 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 Network’s 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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