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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25275
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington T Mk X
Owner/operator:2 ANS Royal Air Force (2 ANS RAF)
Registration: RP355
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Issey, near RAF Saint Eval, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF St. Eval, Cornwall
On final GCA approach to RAF Saint Eval, Cornwall, the aircraft stalled, nosed down and crashed at St. Issey, two miles south of Padstow, Cornwall, a few miles short of the runway at St. Eval. Two crew members were killed while the third occupant was seriously injured.

Causes: For unknown reason, the pilot in command adopted a wrong approach configuration and referred to the approach procedures of the RAF Saint Merryn. It is believed that the loss of control occurred when he realised his mistake.


1. Broken Wings - Post War RAF Accidents (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1999 p 115)

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Mar-2017 23:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Oct-2019 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 16:07 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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