Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 27 März 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
Betrieben durch:Smiths Aviation
Gemietet von :Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: G-APAZ
Werknummer: 561
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Staverton (   Großbritannien) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Gloucestershire Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Gloucestershire Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Varsity G-APAZ was being used to conduct a check flight for the pilot, who wanted to be approved as a Varsity test pilot. A single engine runway 22 approach and overshoot were carried out. At 3 or 4 miles from the airport, at a height of 600-700 feet, the aircraft banked to the right and the pilot reported a total engine failure. G-APAZ lost height and crashed into a house on Tuffley Avenue.
The aircraft was leased from the Royal Air Force 1 ANS and also carried the military serial WF415.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Selection of the starboard engine "idle-cut-off" switch to CUT-OFF instead of the port to the RUN position, when attempting to re-start the port engine, resulted in a complete loss of power at a low height and the aircraft struck a house in the ensuing crash-landing."

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Distance from Gloucestershire Airport to Gloucestershire Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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.
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