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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 22 April 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Wayfarer II
Operator:Air Condor
Registration: G-AGPV
C/n / msn: 12730
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Following the application of full power for a night takeoff the aircraft swung to the right. The swing continued through approximately 180 degrees and the aircraft collided with a light aircraft waiting to take off. Two passengers were seriously injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged when the rotating propeller of the light aircraft pierced the fuselage.

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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