Accident
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Estado:
Fecha:martes 6 julio 1965
Hora:16:00 GMT
Tipo:Handley Page Hastings C.1A
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: TG577
Numéro de série: HP67/68
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 35 / Ocupantes: 35
Total:Fatalidades: 41 / Ocupantes: 41
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Little Baldon (   Reino Unido) show on map
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Benson RAF Station (BEX/EGUB), Reino Unido
Descripción:
The Hastings departed RAF Abingdon carrying parachute troops for a drop over Weston-on-the-Green. Shortly after takeoff the Hastings climbed steeply out of control, stalled and crashed into the field. It appeared that due to metal fatigue of two of the elevator bolts, additional stress on two more bolts caused the failure of those bolts.

Fuentes:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes


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Distance from Abingdon RAF Station to Benson RAF Station as the crow flies is 17 km (11 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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