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Type:Silhouette image of generic hpvi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Victor B.1
Owner/operator:A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment )
Registration: XA919
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire (EGXT) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire (EGDM)
Destination airport:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire (EGXT)
On 19/6/1957 Victor XA919 was substantially damaged when being flown by Flt Lt G. H. Moreau and Flt Lt V. McNabney, GM, of `B' Sqn, A&AEE. Due to a technical defect the aircraft landed at Wittering with the starboard wheel brakes locked on.

The front four tyres of the bogie were torn away, the rear four tyres burst and the wheels were damaged. Debris from the tyres damaged the starboard flaps, severed the electrical earth point in the undercarriage bay and pierced the fuselage and the bomb bay. The aircraft was recovered successfully to Boscombe Down with numerous electrical faults. Modifications subsequently introduced. Nil casualties.

Damaged initially assessed as Cat 4(R) ("severely damaged but repairable"). However, later downgraded to Cat.5(G/I) and assigned to RAF Locking 15/5/1961 as GI airframe 7724M.

When Locking had finished using it, the remains were dismantled and taken back to Handley Page Aircraft Ltd at Park Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire in September 1966 for use as a fatigue test specimen. Finally scrapped at Radlett in July 1970



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Revision history:

17-Oct-2013 18:08 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Oct-2014 17:29 T.Taylor Updated [Operator]

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