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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 9 January 1956
Type:Handley Page Marathon T.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XA254
C/n / msn: 106
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thorney Island RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Thorney Island RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Marathon overran the runway, crossed over the seawall, and ended up in the mud. Weather was poor including high winds and heavy rainfall.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» John H. Kendall (email 2-dec-2001)


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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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