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Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Date:Tuesday 25 August 1964
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF329
C/n / msn: 521
First flight: 1951
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Topcliffe RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Topcliffe RAF Station (EGXZ), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Varsity crew were carrying out a single engine approach to RAF Topcliffe at night. During the approach the wing dropped. The aircraft hit the ground and cartwheeled.
The aircraft was serving with RAF AES (Air Electronics School).

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


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