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Narrative:Shortly after taking off on a test flight two of the Vulcan's generators failed and control of the aircraft began to be lost.
|Date:||Friday 24 July 1959|
|Time:||c. 11:40 LT|
Avro Vulcan B.1
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Near High Hunsley, 6 nm north of Brough airfield, East Yorkshire -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Woodford Airfield, Cheshire|
|Destination airport:||RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The captain, Avro's chief test pilot Jimmy Harrison ordered his all-civilian crew to abandon the aircraft. All landed safely under their parachutes. Whilst diverting to Waddington, the electrics were finally lost and, out of control, the aircraft went into a flat spin. Both pilots successfully ejected.
The Vulcan crashed in a flat spin to the right on open ground, near High Hunsley, 6 nm north of Brough airfield, East Yorkshire, and was completely destroyed by impact and fire.
1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.202 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 8)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/415: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424536
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 6/21418: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4031728
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