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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Friday 3 July 1959
Type:Handley Page Hastings C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: TG580
C/n / msn: HP67/71
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gan RAF Station (GAN) (   Maldives)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Katunayake RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Gan RAF Station (GAN/VRMG), Maldives
Narrative:
The Hastings landed with a 23 knot crosswind. The undercarriage collapsed, the plane spun and slid off the runway.

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» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes


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Distance from Katunayake RAF Station to Gan RAF Station as the crow flies is 1143 km (715 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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