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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24948
Last updated: 23 April 2020
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Date:30-DEC-1949
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:201 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (201 AFS RAF)
Registration: LN657
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bassingham, 2.5 miles S of RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
The crew was engaged in a night training sortie in RAF Swinderby. On final approach, the pilot in command decided to make a go around. He overflew the runway at low height and then started to climb when the aircraft banked left, nosed down and crashed in a wooded area at Bassingham, North Kesteven, located at approximate co ordinates 53.12939N 0.63901W, about 2.5 miles south of the airfield. All three crew members were killed.

Sources:

1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100-LZ999, published 1991
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1949/archives/crash-of-a-vickers-619-wellington-x-in-raf-swinderby-3-killed/]
3. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
4. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1945-1949-incident-logs.php#1949
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassingham


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 12:12 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2017 19:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2017 21:13 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Oct-2018 20:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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