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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Friday 16 March 1956
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF388
C/n / msn: 547
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:Thorney Island RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Thorney Island RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The airplane undershot the runway on landing, causing the wheels to separate from the undercarriage legs.
The Varsity was serving with RAF 2 ANS (Air Navigation School).

Classification:

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


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