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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161501
Last updated: 17 May 2019
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Date:02-MAR-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic hpvi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Victor B.1
Owner/operator:Handley Page Aircraft
Registration: XA917
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Radlett, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Radlett, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:Radlett, Hertfordshire
Narrative:
Whilst engaged in "X-Band" Radar Trials, XA917 landed in the undershoot area at Radlett, Hertfordshire, damaging the nose wheels. It ran onto the runway, but with no steering, XA917 veered off onto the grass, where the nose undercarriage collapsed, causing extensive damage to the fuselage. To Ground Instructional Airframe 7827M at RAF Wittering then RAF Wyton then RAF Marham. WFU September 1993 after the Victors of 55 Squadron disbanded, cockpit sold to private collector Sept/Oct 1993

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-234875.html
3. http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/flighthistorical/victor-xa917-31945.aspx
4. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/victor/survivors.php
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20160303210250/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Victor.htm
6. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.demobbed.org.uk/image_view.php?a=14813&s=xa917.jpg]
7. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?77252-Handley-Page-Victor-cockpit
8. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/victorpics/xa917.jpg]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2013 19:28 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Oct-2013 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2017 18:38 TB Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Mar-2018 13:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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