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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55304
Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:02-OCT-1962
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic hpvi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Victor B.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XA934
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 mi SW of RAF Gaydon, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gaydon, Warwickshire
Destination airport:RAF Gaydon, Warwickshire
Narrative:
No 4 engine exploded and caught fire on lift off. No 3 engine was shut down and the fire extinguished but due to fuel mismanagement, No 1 & 2 engines also failed at between 300 and 400 feet.

The navigator abandoned the aircraft but struck a tree and was killed. The AEO left next but was killed, as it was too low for his chute to deploy. The 2nd pilot ejected safely, but the 1st pilot was killed when the aircraft crashed.

Sources:

3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160303210250/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Victor.htm
5. http://rafforum.activeboard.com/t10418133/2nd-october-1962-victor-b1-xa934-232ocu-nr-gaydon/
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_Victor#Accidents_and_incidents
7. http://www.leamingtonhistory.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Autumn-2011-PDF.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2011 08:16 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2011 08:19 Uli Elch Updated [[Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
07-May-2012 13:57 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Oct-2013 20:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jan-2017 18:51 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Jan-2017 18:52 TB Updated [Source, Embed code]

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