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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 27 maart 1963
Type:Vickers 668 Varsity T.1
Vloog voor:Smiths Aviation
Gehuurd van:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: G-APAZ
Constructienummer: 561
Bouwjaar: 1952
Motoren: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Staverton Airport (GLO) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Staverton Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Staverton Airport (GLO/EGBJ), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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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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