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Accident description
Last updated: 29 June 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 27 April 1976
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-660 Argosy C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XR105
C/n / msn: 6783
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boscombe Down RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Argosy was on an asymmetric approach when a wing suddenly dropped. The airplane crashed and hit a building.
The Argosy was being flown by an Empire Test Pilots School handling crew from Boscombe Down.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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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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