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Last updated: 20 November 2017
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)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Benson RAF Station (BEX/EGUB), Reino Unido
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.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Abingdon RAF Station to Benson RAF Station as the crow flies is 17 km (11 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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