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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55298
Last updated: 14 May 2019
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Date:19-JUN-1986
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic hpvi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Victor K.2
Owner/operator:55 Squadron Royal Air Force (55 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XL191
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Hamilton, Ontario (YHM/CYHM)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed 19/6/1986. The Victor K.2 attempted an ILS approach to Hamilton Airport but could not receive the ILS signal. The crew then received radar vectors for a visual approach through clouds. The crew misidentified the airport. This was noted when they reported the runway in sight. The crew manoeuvred the plane in a late attempt to gain the centre-line. About half a mile from the runway the aircraft was seen to pitch slightly nose down and begin to descend rapidly. The Victor landed 300 feet short of the runway.

XL191 bounced back into the air and struck the ground again to the left of the runway It then ground looped and came to rest on its belly some 1,500ft from the initial impact point. The crew escaped safely. The nose section was donated to the Canadian Wardbird Heritage Trust. In those days CWH didn't collect things as modern as the Victor, so they offered the nose for sale; it looked likely to be scrapped but was instead bought by Walter Soplata and hauled back to Newbury, Ohio, in Spring 1987

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1989/1989 - 0827.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160303210250/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Victor.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1986.htm
4. https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-234875.html
5. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/victor/survivor.php?id=798
6. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?68157-Handley-page-victor-xl191

Victor XL191 before it crashed Victor XL191 photo: Victor XL191 scan0002-1.jpg and after... Victor XL191 photo: Nose of HP Victor K2 RAF XL191 018.jpg

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2008 11:15 harro Updated
22-Aug-2011 12:35 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2012 13:56 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Oct-2013 20:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-May-2018 07:01 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]
14-Nov-2018 15:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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