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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Friday 4 September 1970
Type:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WF423
C/n / msn: 567
First flight: 1952-07-31 (18 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Finningley RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in a hangar fire. A total of three Varsity T.1's were destroyed: WF370, WF385 and WF423.
WF423 was serving with RAF 6 FTS (Flying Training School).

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


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