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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 27 mars 1963
Type/Sous-type:Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
Opérant pour:Smiths Aviation
Loué à :Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: G-APAZ
Numéro de série: 561
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Moteurs: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Staverton Airport (GLO) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Entrainement
Aéroport de départ:Staverton Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Staverton Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Royaume Uni
Détails:
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:

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."

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


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