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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25314
Last updated: 8 September 2020
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Date:07-MAR-1951
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:201 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (201 AFS RAF)
Registration: NA905
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aubourn, 2 miles from RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington Mk.X NA905 of 201 AFS, RAF written off (damaged beyond repair) 07.03.1951 at Aubourn, North Kesteven, 2 miles from RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire (at approximate co ordinates 53.1524N 0.62265W). The crew was engaged in a local training sortie at RAF Swinderby.

While descending to the airfield, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and was unable to locate the runway. In such conditions, the pilot in command decided to abandon the approach and attempted a go around.

A few minutes later, while completing a second attempt to land, the pilot could not distinguish the approach lights and lost control of the aircraft that crashed two miles short of runway. The airplane was destroyed and both crew members were killed.

Causes: It was reported that the loss of control was caused by hazardous maneuvers committed by the pilot during the approach.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1951/archives/crash-of-a-vickers-619-wellington-x-in-raf-swinderby-2-killed-3/]
2. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1950s-incident-logs#1951
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubourn


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
21-Apr-2017 23:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 21:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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