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Accident description
Last updated: 28 June 2017
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Date:Thursday 4 June 1970
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-660 Argosy C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XP441
C/n / msn: 6773
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Benson-RAF Station (BEX) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Benson RAF Station (BEX/EGUB), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Benson RAF Station (BEX/EGUB), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The aircraft left RAF Benson (BEX) on a training flight with two Captains a navigator and engineer on board. It flew a three-engined approach and bounced on landing. The training captain applied power to go around but the aircraft was below Vmca, veered left and hit the ground near the control tower. The nosewheel came through the floor and major damage was done to the airframe. Also the port main wheel entered the cabin.
The aircraft was withdrawn from use after this accident.

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Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» M. R. Annesley. (E-mail, 15-7-2012)


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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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