Narrative:The Beverley departed on a rescue search mission for a Somali Air Force Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor plane which was overdue on a flight from Berbera, Somalia to Aden, Yemen with eight on board.
|Date:||Tuesday 11 October 1960|
|Type:||Blackburn Beverley C.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 1037|
|First flight:|| 1957-09-11 (3 years 1 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Bristol Centaurus 173|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Aden ( Yemen)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
The Beverley flew into a sand dune at night and crashed.
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Beverley Association
» UK Serials Resource Centre
» Passauer Neue Presse 14 October 1960, p2
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.