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Last updated: 7 May 2020
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Date:11-JAN-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Harvard T.Mk 2B
Owner/operator:Manchester UAS Royal Air Force (Manchester UAS RAF)
Registration: KF160
C/n / msn: 14A-1862
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Woodvale, Southport, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Woodvale, Southport, Lancashire (EGOW)
Destination airport:RAF Woodvale, Lancashire (EGOW)
Narrative:
North American Harvard T.2B KF160: Delivered September 1944, but first recorded operational service was with 19 FTS (coded "HF") from March 1946 to June 1947. Then with 1 FTS, RAF Moreton-in-The Marsh, Gloucester (coded "FCE-V") from June to October 1947. Moved to 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron, RAF (coded "RAL-O" later "NR-D") from April 1948 to February 1952. Lastly with Manchester UAS (University Air Squadron) at RAF Woodvale, Southport, Lancashire from May 1954.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/1/55: Swung off the runway on landing at RAF Woodvale. Southport, Lancashire. The swung went out of control, and resulted in a ground loop. Airframe deemed "damaged beyond economic repair" and struck off charge as Cat.5(c) 12/1/55.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.168 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. The Harvard File (John F. Hamlin, Air Britain, 1988 p.114)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.97 .


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2020 19:07 Dr. John Smith Added
05-May-2020 21:52 MIG29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
07-May-2020 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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