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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25065
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:21-JAN-1948
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:201 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (201 AFS RAF)
Registration: LR134
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile from RAF stn Swinderby, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Swinderby
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington LR134: Written off (destroyed) 21 January 1948 when crashed one mile from RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire. All three crew killed.

The crew was performing a night training sortie in RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire. On final approach, while at an insufficient altitude, the aircraft hit the ground at a relative high speed and crashed one mile short of the runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.

It is reported that the crew neglected the radio communications procedures and the assigned track for an approach to RAF Swinderby.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.72. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. National Archive (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2406: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578252
3. RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, published 1991)
4. http://baaa-acro.sindev.ch/crash/crash-vickers-619-wellington-x-raf-swinderby-3-killed
5. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1945-49-incident-logs#1948


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 12:26 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2017 23:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2017 21:13 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Oct-2018 20:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 11:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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