Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 5 March 1957
Time:11:00
Type:Blackburn Beverley C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XH117
C/n / msn: 1023
First flight: 1956-11-07 (4 months)
Engines: 4 Bristol 173 Centaurus
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 22
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sutton Wick (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
About 30 minutes after departing from RAF Abingdon, fuel starvation occurred. The Beverley crashed into a farm, killing two people on the ground. It appeared that a valve in the fuel system had been installed backwards, causing fuel starvation early in the flight.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» UK Serials Resource Centre


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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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