Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 October 1960
Type:Blackburn Beverley C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XL151
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) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
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.
The Beverley flew into a sand dune at night and crashed.


Sources:
» 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


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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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