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Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 12 October 1967
Type:Bristol 175 Britannia C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XL638
C/n / msn: 13400
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Khormaksar RAF Station (ADE) (   Yemen)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
Destination airport:Aden-Khormaksar RAF Station (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Narrative:
The propellers did not go into reverse after touchdown at RAF Khormaksar. The Britannia overran into the sea.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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


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Distance from Bahrain International Airport to Aden-Khormaksar RAF Station as the crow flies is 1595 km (997 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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