Runway excursion Accident Handley Page Marathon T.2 XA254,
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Date:Monday 9 January 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic milm model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Marathon T.2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XA254
MSN: 106
Year of manufacture:1950
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Thorney Island RAF Station -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Thorney Island RAF Station
The Marathon overran the runway, crossed over the seawall, and ended up in the mud. Weather was poor including high winds and heavy rainfall.


Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
John H. Kendall (email 2-dec-2001)


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