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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Thursday 4 March 1965
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WL680
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,2 km (1.4 mls) E of Louth (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Manby RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Manby RAF Station, United Kingdom
The Varsity was on a single engine flight when engine failed to respond during an overshoot. The airplane lost height and bellylanded in a field.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Vickers Varsity / Roger Lindsay and Geoff Cruickshank, 1987


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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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