Narrative:The Argosy's wing hit an obstruction during a flypast at the airport. It impacted the runway and cartwheeled, bursting into flames.
|Date:||Tuesday 7 May 1968|
|Type:||Armstrong Whitworth AW-660 Argosy C.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 6788|
|First flight:|| 1963-02-26 (5 years 2 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Total:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Got el Afraq (Libya)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||El Adem RAF Station, Libya|
The airplane had departed from a desert air strip called "Strip Spillane".
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.