Accident Percival Provost T Mk I WV500, 26 Mar 1954
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56517
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Type:Percival Provost T Mk I
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: WV500
MSN: PAC/56/063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tern Hill, Shropshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Tern Hill, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Percival Provost T.1 WV500: Delivered 11/11/53: RAF Service was with 6 FTS only. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26.3.1954 when collided with Provost T.1 WV490 (also of 6 FTS) on overshoot from RAF Tern Hill, Shropshire. Pilots of both aircraft were killed.

Crew of Provost WV500
Pilot Officer John Rooper Walker RAF (pilot, aged 19)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.155 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 101)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.46

Revision history:

06-Mar-2013 16:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Dec-2018 18:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
06-Apr-2020 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 09:43 INV Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]
07-Apr-2020 16:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 20:57 INV Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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