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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 11 July 1955
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WJ904
C/n / msn: 625
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:7,2 km (4.5 mls) N of Thorney Island RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Thorney Island RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Thorney Island RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Varsity was engaged in a single engine training flight when the propeller on the working engine was accidently feathered. The aircraft 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 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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