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Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 6 Januar 1954
Zeit:17:20
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Valetta T.3
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WJ474
Werknummer: 599
Baujahr: 1952-04-22 (1 year 9 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Aldbury, Hertfordshire (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Bovingdon RAF Station, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Thorney Island RAF Station, Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Four minutes after takeoff the aircraft lost height and hit a tree during a blizzard.

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


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Distance from Bovingdon RAF Station to Thorney Island RAF Station as the crow flies is 104 km (65 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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