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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) S of Singapore-Seletar RAF Station (   Singapore)
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.

Classification:
Loss of control

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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