Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 29 May 1961
Time:14:30
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD497
C/n / msn: HP67/125
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) S of Singapore-Seletar RAF Station (   Singapore) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Hastings transport plane was doing a practice supply drop at RAF Seletar when an engine lost power. The aircraft stalled and crashed.

Events:

Sources:
» The Straits Times, 31 May 1961, Page 20
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes


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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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