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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263378
Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Date:03-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: RR346
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airapeed Oxford Mk.1 RR346, RAE Farnbrorough: Delivered to RAE Farnborough 1/6/1945. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/1/1946 while being towed at Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire. The aircraft was being towed by a tractor (there was no one on board the aircraft). However, while being towed, the towing exerted excessive side loads, which overstressed the airframe, and caused the starboard undercarriage leg to collapse

Aircraft not repaired, Struck off Charge as "damaged beyond repair"

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.24
3. The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.196)


Revision history:

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29-May-2021 21:01 Dr. John Smith Added

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