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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25164
Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Date:21-JUL-1952
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington T Mk X
Owner/operator:2 ANS Royal Air Force (2 ANS RAF)
Registration: NA868
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Emsworth, near RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire
Narrative:
The crew was performing a local training sortie at RAF Thorney Island. During the final approach completed with one engine voluntarily inoperative, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located few hundred yards short of runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and both crew members were killed.

Causes: The stall on final approach was caused by an insufficient approach speed because the crew failed to monitor the speed indicator with one engine out. The distance between the aircraft and the ground when the stall occurred was too low to expect a recovery.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1952/archives/crash-of-a-vickers-619-wellington-x-in-raf-thorney-island-2-killed/]
2. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Mar-2017 23:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Dec-2018 18:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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