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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Monday 9 April 1956
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD483
C/n / msn: HP67/111
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ataq Airport (AXK) (   Yemen)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aden-Khormaksar RAF Station (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Destination airport:Ataq Airport (AXK/ODAT), Yemen
Narrative:
Undercarriage collapsed on landing. The Hastings caught fire.

Classification:
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes


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Distance from Aden-Khormaksar RAF Station to Ataq Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (169 miles).

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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