Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 17 May 1962
Type:Blackburn Beverley C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XL132
C/n / msn: 1033
First flight: 1957-06-11 (4 years 11 months)
Engines: 4 Bristol Centaurus 173
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chichester Harbour (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Thorney Island RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
An engine caught fire, forcing the crew to ditch the Beverley in Chichester Harbour.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Beverley Association
» UK Serials Resource Centre


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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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