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Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Date:Tuesday 14 June 1966
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF334
C/n / msn: 526
First flight: 1951
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Immingham (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lindholme RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Lindholme RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
RAF Vickers Varsity WF334 was on a navigation training flight out of RAF Lindholme. The airplane collided with a Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, registered G-ATJO. The Skymaster crashed. One pilot from the Varsity bailed out and was unhurt as did one student navigator. An RAF Flt Lt was killed when he fell from his incorrectly fastened parachute harness. The remaining pilot crash landed the aircraft with the three remaining student navigators on board.
The airplane was serving with RAF BCBS (Bomber Command Bombing School).

Sources:
» Air Pictorial Aug. 1966
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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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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