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Last updated: 1 June 2020
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Date:Thursday 30 September 1954
Type:Handley Page Marathon T.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XA271
C/n / msn: 124
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) SSE of Calne (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
In-flight structural failure of both outer wings; crashed.

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

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


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